I remember seeing a variety of pumpkin that has no husk/shell on the
I want to try growing some next year, but I cannot find the seeds
anywhere. Does anyone know a store or website that carries them? Or
name of the variety of pumpkin that has huskless seeds?
If you have ever grown these pumpkins yourself, would you recommend
Do they grow well and produce lots of pumpkins? Are they good for
Do they make good jack-o-laterns?
Thanks for any info.
"Lady Godiva" was maybe the first I heard of (and tried). But it doesn't make
a good Jack o'lantern and the flesh isn't particularly good, either.
"Triple Treat" was better for carving or cooking, but the seeds were not
entirely hull-less. Grew it for two years (one packet) and never ordered
I also tried growing "Kakai" but had consistant germination troubles.
(The naked seeds are fragile and prone to damage in shipping and handling
and due to pests and rot after planting.) I think they might be selling
a treated version of the seed these days, which might boost the chances
of germination. Don't know how these are for cooking, as I never got
any to harvest. The mature pumpkin has green stripes but might still
make an interesting jack o'lantern, based on the pictures.
I wasn't much impressed with the ones I tried (though the idea of pepitas
with no hulls *is* attractive).
Some more info here: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MV117
"Lady Godiva" I don't recall from any recent catalogs
"Triple Treat" is available from Burpee (www.burpee.com)
"Kakai" is available from Johnny's Selected seeds (www.johnnyseeds.com)
Pat in Plymouth MI ('someplace.net' is comcast)
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