Pumpkin is the name given to a group of plant species in the genus Cucurbita, including Cucurbita pepo, Cucurbita mixta, Cucurbita maxima, and Cucurbita moschata. Pumpkin...
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Silver mottling on my pumpkin leaves.
I'm trying to identify the variety of pumpkin by the leaves.

Pumpkin    None Given.

I planted a variety of different pumpkin seeds in my pumpkin patch. I planted a package of mini pumpkins that included white ones, multicolored and orange. I also planted a...

Asked by: Jenny (1 point)   Posted:July 13, 2017

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Bumps on leaves
Unidentified bumps on pumpkin leaves

Pumpkin    The Netherlands

I planted some Curbita Maxima seeds in late March this year indoors due to cold weather conditions hoping to be able to make the best of a short growing season (in the...

Asked by: uc (1 point)   Posted:April 27, 2017

2 answers    151 views

Pumpkin with clear jelly worms
Clear jelly appearing on my baby pumpkins....

Pumpkin    None Given.

So, I started seeing these "clumps" of clear-jelly on the baby pumpkins, and when I took my hand and wiped it off of my baby pumpkins, there were these baby worms crawling out...

Asked by: JR (1 point)   Posted:February 27, 2017

1 answer    187 views

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Pumpkin: Problem from possible stings or rot?

Pumpkin    Wellington, South Africa

I have had prolific flowering on my test bed of Flat White Boer pumpkin, but most of the fruit (?) did not develop. It showed signs of stings when still very tiny, turn...

Asked by: Chris (2 points)   Posted:January 12, 2017

1 answer    234 views

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Pumpkin: Problem from possible stings or rot?

Pumpkin    Wellington, South Africa

I have cut these two young pumpkin off this morning when I noticed the "bad" spots. Any idea what this is caused by and what it is called. I tried googling, but could not find...

Asked by: Chris (2 points)   Posted:December 23, 2016

0 answers    255 views

White patch on my Pumpkin skin
Giant(ish) Pumpkin with white patch

Pumpkin    None Given.

Growing in Epsom, South East of UK. It was planted out a bit late, but has made good progress and is about 45 inches around. It was grown from good seed. I only water at the...

Asked by: Paul (1 point)   Posted:September 13, 2016

2 answers    338 views

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Why no female flowers?

Pumpkin    None Given.

I have 4 mini pumpkin vines, they seem healthy, lush green vines with lots of yellow flowers. They have been flowering for over two weeks now, but no female flowers. Is there...

Asked by: Rosanne (1 point)   Posted:July 7, 2016

1 answer    851 views

A mottled pumpkin next to a normal pumpkin
What is the cause of the mottling on this not quite ripe butternut pumpkin?

Pumpkin    None Given.

This mottling appeared late in the pumpkins life. It is a curious mottling - golden brown with circular scrolling. The pumpkin itself feels quite firm. There is no softening....

Asked by: Jack (2 points)   Posted:May 8, 2016

1 answer    417 views

Our pumpkin at approx 54inches around.
potential pumpkin rot

Pumpkin    None Given.

Hi, we are growing a giant pumpkin seed with 4 weeks till harvest. Is the fruit likely to rot if it sits on damp soil, are we best to lift it off the ground? Thanking...

Asked by: Anna Beamish (1 point)   Posted:April 5, 2016

2 answers    479 views

Pumpkin leaf symptoms

Pumpkin    Australia

Hi we have some Australian breed grey pumpkins showing an abnormal leaf pattern btw the cells. No yellowing is evident like common nutrient or disease issues. Has anyone ever...

Asked by: Jason (2 points)   Posted:February 26, 2016

1 answer    653 views

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rotting baby pumpkins

Pumpkin    nicholson vic

Why are my pumpkins going rotten when they are tennis ball size and falling off

Asked by: kathy (1 point)   Posted:January 30, 2016

1 answer    687 views

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I am preparing to start pumpkin farming I am a small scale farmer based in the central highlands of Kenya in Gatundu sou

Pumpkin    Gatundu Kenya

I am preparing to start pumpkin farming I am a small scale farmer based in the central highlands of Kenya in Gatundu south Constituency tee zone a small village called Mundoro....

Asked by: Wainaina Mbugua (1 point)   Posted:November 26, 2014

1 answer    1424 views

White pumpkin leaves

Pumpkin    UK England Kent

Why are the leaves of my pumpkin plant going white and how to get rid of it organically ?

Asked by: Andrew (3 points)   Posted:July 26, 2014

3 answers    4412 views

Why is my pumpkin covered in orange blotches?

Pumpkin    None Given.

I have attached a pic. Can someone tell me what is happening and if this is normal.

Asked by: Randy (2 points)   Posted:November 4, 2013

2 answers    2076 views

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Should I prune brown leaves on pumpkin plant?

Pumpkin    None Given.

My pumpkin's leaves are dying & turning brown on the growth end but still getting longer with new sprouts & green leaves, should I cut off the bad leaves?

Asked by: Rick Dery (1 point)   Posted:September 21, 2013

1 answer    1774 views

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Should I remove dead/dying leaves from pumpkin plants?

Pumpkin    MD

My plants are doing well and look healthy, both have fruits which are looking great. My question is, should I be trimming off the dead leaves? I'm not sure if it is better to...

Asked by: Mel (2 points)   Posted:July 6, 2013

2 answers    6301 views

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Squash bug control

Pumpkin    PA

I really need some advice for controlling squash bugs on my pumpkins. They seem to be multiplying very quickly and i don't want to have to use any nasty chemicals on them. What...

Asked by: Michelle Hay (1 point)   Posted:June 5, 2013

2 answers    2190 views

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Trimming back pumpkin flowers

Pumpkin    PA

I am growing pumpkin for the first time and I read a post on another gardening site about trimming the male flowers back when they appear in order to get the plant to produce...

Asked by: Karen Miller (2 points)   Posted:April 15, 2013

1 answer    2343 views

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How much seed do I need to grow half acre of butternut?

Pumpkin    None Given.

Question posted on behalf of Sarah Ameso from Kenya. I would like to grow half an acre of butternut pumpkin. Kindly advise on how much seed I will need.

Asked by: deactivated (1 point)   Posted:March 10, 2013

1 answer    10743 views

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Why are my pumpkin plants wilting and dying?

Pumpkin    Florian√≥polis, Brazil

I have a small garden at my house and I grew pumpkins in my garden for several years without problems, but this year the plant are wilting and not happy. I have have been...

Asked by: Teresa (1 point)   Posted:January 30, 2013

2 answers    18732 views