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Polar Bear Pumpkin

Cucurbita maxima 'Polar Bear'

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Polar Bear Pumpkin fruit

Polar Bear Pumpkin fruit

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Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)


Extra-large and cant be missed, great for fall decorations, Halloween and culinary use; a vigorous vining habit produces large bright white pumpkins with slight ribbing; sweet and nutty flavor, perfect for roasting, stews, soups and baking;

Edible Qualities

Polar Bear Pumpkin is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces white round fruit with orange flesh which are typically harvested when mature. The fruits have a sweet taste.

The fruit are most often used in the following ways:

  • Cooking
  • Baking

Planting & Growing

Polar Bear Pumpkin will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 3 feet apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

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