Pumpkin 'Hijinks' F1
2011 AAS Vegetable Award Winner

'Hijinks,' defined as lively enjoyment and unrestrained fun is an apt name for this AAS pumpkin winner that offers loads of seasonal fun for kids. This winning pumpkin variety produces small-sized, 7 to 9 pound fruits, of a very uniform size and shape. Smooth deep orange skin with distinctive grooves gives a very classy appearance to fall decorations and is ideal for painting or carving. The strong durable stem makes a great handle. Gardeners can expect high yields, notable resistance to powdery mildew, easy fruit removal from plants and excellent stem attachment. Allow plenty of space in the garden for long vines that spread up to 15 feet. Early to mature, this Cucurbita pepo is ready for harvest in about 100 days from sowing or 85 days from transplant.

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Vegetable Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Pumpkin
Variety Name: 'Hijinks' F1
Genus: Cucurbita
Species: pepo
Year: 2011
Common Name: Pumpkin
Type: Vegetables
Breeder: Sakata Seed America, Inc.
Close Market Comparison: Orange Smoothie' and 'Hybrid Pam'
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Season Type: Warm Season
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Vining
Plant Height: Medium: 10" to 24"
Garden Spacing: 5 feet between rows, space plants 3 feet apart in row
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed): 100 days
Days To Harvest (Transplant): 85 days
Fruit Color (Harvest): deep orange
Fruit Shape: blocky round
Fruit Size: 7.5 inch diameter, 8 inches long
Fruit Weight: 7 to 9 pounds
Plant Spread: 180 inches

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