Pumpkin, Montana Jack (Organic)
Cucurbita pepo. 75 days.
This jack-o-lantern is often orange in mid-August from an early June transplanting! We never would have thought it possible without seeing it with our own eyes. Many jacks are late to mature; this one is so early you can forget about planting it until July and probably still have good results. Fruit average 8-10 lbs, with a few up to 20 lbs. Good variation in size and shape, and the majority are more round than tall. Average 4 fruit per plant. Bred by the one and only John Navazio, when he was living in Montana, to be an early ripening pumpkin for areas with a short growing season. It has very good flavor for a carving-type pumpkin and could even be used for pies. This variety is a perfect example of how excellent open pollinated varieties can be when given the proper attention. We don’t need no stinkin’ hybrids!