NELSON F1 HYBRID GREY PUMPKIN

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • SEMI-BUSH TYPE
  • STRONG, VIGOROUS GROWER
  • THICK FLESHED WITH A SMALL SEED CAVITY
  • STORES VERY WELL 

Nelson is a very early maturing semi-bush type, grey-skinned pumpkin hybrid with very good internal quality.  An advantage of planting a semi-bush variety such as Nelson, is that mechanical weed control is possible until late in the season and they have a shorter production cycle compared to vining types. Nelson’s plants are vigorous and each plant can be expected to produce about 1 – 2 fruits per plant. The fruit shape is similar to Crown Prince and the flesh is thick, deep orange in colour and very firm. The fruit are medium sized (3 – 5 kg) and smooth. Due to Nelson’s internal quality and smooth surface, fruit are ideal for processing.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • We suggest a plant population of 6 000 plants per hectare as fruit size decreases at higher plant populations
  • The best results so far, have been obtained in warm season plantings

Nelson may be stored for up to 3 months under controlled conditions

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Description

CHARACTERISTIC*:  NELSON
KIND: F1 hybrid pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima Duchesne.)
TYPE: Grey-skinned pumpkin
MATURITY : Very early (80 – 90 days in mid-summer and 90 – 100 days in cool seasons from direct sowing)
SEASON: Widely adapted for production after danger of frost has passed
PLANT TYPE: Vigorous semi-bush
FRUIT SHAPE: Medium deep
FRUIT SIZE: Medium, 3 – 5 kg
FRUIT RIBBING: Slight
FRUIT FLESH: Thick and even, firm texture
FLESH COLOUR : Deep orange
RIND COLOUR: Light grey
SEED CAVITY: Small
STORAGE ABILITY: Good
UNIFORMITY: Good
PLANT SPACING GUIDE: 1.60 m between rows, for in-row spacing see page 2
POPULATION GUIDE: 6 000  final stand per ha
MARKETS / END USE: Fresh market, pre-packing and processing
SPECIAL FEATURE: Semi-bush type plant, very good internal quality