I’m a newbie pumpkin grower (I grew them once, years ago, with mixed results) and so I’m rather proud of these little ‘Algonquin’ plants that have – so far – weathered extreme heat and hail and powdery mildew. I am anxious for the fruit to ripen before frost hits. Last night, our temperature dropped to a brisk 4 degrees Celsius (39.2 degrees Fahrenheit), so I’m feeling a tad worried about the number of frost-free days left in this growing season. ‘Algonquin’ is a heritage cultivar, and the fruit is quite small and elongated, not round. You can check out a photo and description here.
Do you grow pumpkins?
ish you a lot of succes with your new pumkin
I don’t have the space for pumpkins here but would love them. Your’s is so cute peeking out there. Frost, I would love a bit of frost. 🙂 It’s been the hottest summer so far and the smokiest. Fires in every direction so no matter which way the wind blows, we get smoke. Oh, for some rain. 😉
Well done, it looks a little beauty!
Congrats on the pumpkin. 39 is a tad chilly for August, at least in Maine. Is that normal for you in August?
Tried pumpkins various times in various locations. Never did have much luck. Hope yours is better than mine!
I do hope you get to harvest it. I grew pumpkins last year. A total of 5. Someone stole two of them, when they were still green. 😦 So I guess they looked pretty good.
proof of a gardeners heart! Make sure to have burlap handy if it gets colder.Looking forward to it ripening & I assume your going to carve or maybe bake?
Nicely captured, Sheryl. Any thought to ‘burning in’ the sunlit spots in the photo? 🙂
Well done, Sheryl! It looks good so I hope you can protect it from frost damage.
What a cute variety, Sheryl. I’m glad it’s surviving and thriving against the odds. One year I had late-season, self seeded pumpkins, that I surrounded with a plastic tarp. It kept them warm overnight and allowed the fruit to grow a bit longer. I guess you would call it a cold frame.
I do indeed grow pumpkins here, and with our California weather, they’re effortless *unless* we get squash bugs. They’re nasty, hard to remove and usually destroy all the fruit. I’m glad they haven’t found your pumpkins. Best of luck. Sending orange wishes your way.