April 2010

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We at P & P Seed Co are pleased to announce to our US customers, our agreement with Harris Seeds, Garden trends, Inc. to offer what we consider the best pumpkin varieties for the home/competitive gardener. Some of these varieties are only offered to commercial growers by Harris; so we would like you to try them (as we have) as our customers under this special agreement. The powdery mildew tolerance and yield offered by most of these varieties is awesome!

Mystic Plus F1 ...a powdery mildew tolerant pie pumpkin.
Description: 105 Days. Try this improved powdery mildew tolerant pie pumpkin hybrid. The round to slightly flattened shaped fruit, measure 8" W x 6" H and weigh 7-8 lbs. The pumpkins have a deep orange color and a large, sturdy handle with a strong attachment. Mystic Plus has exhibited excellent fruit set and powdery mildew tolerance on a compact vine. Give this powdery mildew tolerant variety a try – we’re sure you’ll be impressed.

US Customers ONLY

25 seed packet @ $4.99

Extra-large fruit and powdery mildew tolerance. 115 Days. If extra-large pumpkins (30-40 lbs.) are what your market demands, then Super Herc is the variety to grow. Strong, full-size vines produce beautiful, extra-large fruit that will command top dollar in the marketplace. The fruit measure 13-16” in diameter, stand 14-15” tall and have a very appealing dark orange color and medium ribs. Its large handles are firmly rooted to the uniformly sized and shaped fruit. Attractive, extra-large fruit and powdery mildew tolerance make Super Herc a winner in its class.

US Customers ONLY

25 seed packet @ $4.99

Powdery mildew tolerant hard shell. 110 Days. If you have been impressed with our Lil’ Ironsides but you were looking for a slightly larger fruit, then Iron Man is the variety for you. Iron Man produces round to globe-shaped, 3-4 lb. fruit that measure 7-8” in diameter. This is a hard shell variety that is great for painting and it also has a nice dark orange color and strong, well-proportioned handles. The hard shelled fruit will store for months and have tolerance to Fusarium and Phytophthora Fruit Rots. Iron Man’s vigorous full vine is tolerant to powdery mildew.

US Customers ONLY

25 seed packet @ $3.99

Improved Magic Lantern type.

115 Days. Growers using Magic Lantern will want to be sure to try Magic Wand. Magic Wand offers the same great color and uniformity that Magic Lantern offers, but growers will find that Magic Wand has an improved stem that is larger and more firmly rooted.The 15-25 lb. dark orange fruit have good ribbing and a round to slightly flattened shape. Magic Wand has a larger vine than Magic Lantern, but it carries similar intermediate tolerance to powdery mildew.

US Customers ONLY


25 seed packet @ $4.99
Improved powdery mildew tolerance. 115 Days. Gladiator has homozygous powdery mildew tolerance and has shown improved tolerance to this disease in the field, when compared to other tolerant varieties. Vigorous, semi-vine plants produce good yields of 20-25 lb. fruit that are very uniform for size and shape. The round fruit have a deep orange color, moderate ribbing and measure 13” wide x 12” high. Gladiator’s long handles are thick and firmly rooted to the fruit. With its improved disease tolerance and grower preferred fruit size, Gladiator is sure to become one of the number one varieties of choice by growers everywhere.

US Customers ONLY

25 seed packet @ $4.49

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