(400-500 lbs.) The record for Dill’s Atlantic Giant pumpkin is 2,230.5 lbs. This variety features slightly rough skin that varies from yellow to orange. Needs full sun, protect from wind. Space hills 16’-21’ apart. When plants reach 3”-4” high, thin to one plant per hill. After first pumpkin is set, remove all other fruit which may appear during the course of the growing season for larger size. 120 days. C. maxima.
200 seeds/oz. (Seed Variable); 1-4 lbs./acre.; 7 days, 72°F.
Start early indoors in pots and transplant after last spring frost. Can also be seeded directly in the field after soil temperature is 72°F.