Guide to Growing Sugar Pumpkins

Sugar pumpkins are heirloom varieties of pumpkins used for pie making and other cuisines that require the delicious taste of pumpkins. Like other pumpkin varieties, sugar pumpkins are vines and have large ribbed fruits. A vine can produce 2-5 fruits according to the variety.

What Are Sugar Pumpkins?

Most sugar pumpkin varieties can spread over 20 feet wide (or tall if you are growing them vertically). There are a few dwarf sugar pumpkin varieties, but the most popular varieties are:


'Orange Smoothie'

'Winter Luxury'

Sugar pumpkins are not just delicious, they are nutritious for you. Here are reasons you should eat more sugar pumpkins:

Rich in Antioxidants

Bone Health

Eye Health

Great with a lot of meals

Good Treats

How to Grow Sugar Pumpkins

Here are important tips you should follow when growing sugar pumpkins:

1. Get the Seeds or Seedlings

2. Prepare the Soil or Potting Mix

3. Plant/Transplant the Seeds or Seedlings

More Tips to Growing Sugar Pumpkins

Here are even more tips for you to enjoy your sugar pumpkin growing season.

1. Plant Corn Between Pumpkin Rows

2. Watering or Fertilizing the Leaves of Your Sugar Pumpkins

3. Weeding Your Pumpkins

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