The Seminole Pumpkin is Florida's Native Squash variety. Grown by Florida's Native American Tribes for hundreds of years, this productive crop is a rich piece of North American agricultural tradition. A vining squash, produces many different sizes and shapes, even on the same vine. The shapes and sizes can vary from looking like a traditional pumpkin, to a gourd "tear drop" shape, and other shapes resembling a butternut squash.
Growing the Seminole Pumpkin
Mounds before harvesting pounds.
Planting the Seminole Pumpkin in Florida.
Start seeds in a small container. Wait for the seeds to sprout a develop a couple of leaves (look to the picture as an example). Prepare the ground by creating a mound of blended dirt. Blend everything from compost to worm castings, peat to rich black dirt. Transplant starter from the starter pot to the top of the mound. Vines will grow "up and over", down the sides of the mound. Vines will radiate in all directions, direct and trim the vines to prevent growth into unwanted areas of the yard.
Make sure that the Seminole Pumpkin is well watered. The vine will grow exponentially during Florida's Summer Rainy Season.
Start seeds and Transplant to the ground March (Mid Month) to May. Harvest in the Fall. Plant on the schedule of a vining pumpkin, anywhere else in the country.