Pumpkin 'Baby Bear'
1993 AAS Vegetable Award Winner

Can be used as indoor decorations or as filling for pumpkin pie. Use 'Baby Bear' as a decorative container for fresh Halloween flowers.

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Vegetable Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Pumpkin
Variety Name: 'Baby Bear'
Genus: Curcurbita
Species: pepo
Year: 1993
Common Name: Pumpkin
Type: Vegetables
Breeder: Johnny's Selected Seeds
Close Market Comparison: 'Jack Be Little,' 'Munchkin'
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Season Type: Warm Season
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Vining
Plant Height: Short: Under 10"
Garden Spacing: 2-3 feet apart in row, 10 feet between rows of plants
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed): 120
Days To Harvest (Transplant): 110
Fruit Color (Harvest): rich orange
Fruit Shape: flat round
Fruit Size: 3.5" tall 5-5.5" wide
Fruit Weight: 1.5 - 2 pounds
Fruit Flavor Description: fine grained flesh desirable for pie filling
Number Of Fruits Per Plant: 8 to 10
Plant Spread: 10 to 15 feet
Disease Resistances or Tolerances: Fusarium and gummy stem blight

How to Grow

 Best results from starting seeds indoors three or four weeks before the last frost date. Transplant either home grow or purchased bedding plants into the garden and grow using normal pumpkin methods.

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Grower and Retailers: AAS Winner tags and labels are available from these suppliers:

John Henry


United Label and Sato 

Customizable bench cards are available from:

Garden Center Marketing