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Cucurbita pepo 'Small Sugar'

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Small Sugar Pumpkin fruit

Small Sugar Pumpkin fruit

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Height:  24 inches

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Sugar Pie, Sweet Sugar, New England Pie Pumpkin

Group/Class:  Heirloom


A wonderful vining variety that produces good yields of small pie pumpkins; orange-yellow skin with slight ribbing leads the way to bright golden orange, fine grained and string-less flesh; an excellent choice for pies, baking, canning and soups

Edible Qualities

Small Sugar Pumpkin is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces small orange round fruit with orange flesh which are typically harvested when mature. The fruits have a sweet taste and a fleshy texture.

The fruit are most often used in the following ways:

  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Freezing

Planting & Growing

Small Sugar Pumpkin will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. 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 type or pH. 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, and it is considered by many to be an heirloom variety.; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

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