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Cucurbita pepo 'Mellow Yellow'

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Mellow Yellow Pumpkin fruit

Mellow Yellow Pumpkin fruit

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Height:  15 inches

Spacing:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)


Bright and cheery, a wonderful dual purpose variety, great for fall displays and culinary use; 20 lb. uniform, blocky and round pumpkins with bright lemon yellow skin gives way to golden, sweet and nutty flesh; great for carving, baking and roasting

Edible Qualities

Mellow Yellow Pumpkin is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces lemon yellow round fruit with gold flesh which are typically harvested when mature. The fruits have a delicious taste.

The fruit are most often used in the following ways:

  • Cooking
  • Baking

Planting & Growing

Mellow Yellow Pumpkin will grow to be about 15 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 9 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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