FLAT WHITE BOER FORD PUMPKIN

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • SELECTED FOR ITS UNIFORMITY AND YIELD
  • STORES WELL
  • GOOD SHIPPING QUALITIES
  • VIGOROUS GROWTH WITH A GOOD YIELD POTENTIAL

Flat White Boer Ford is a selection of Flat White Boer. The yield potential is good and fruit are much more uniform than other open pollinated Flat Boer types. Flat White Boer Ford responds positively to organic fertilising material such as cattle manure placed in the planting rows. The leaf growth affords good protection to the fruit, however the white rind is itself able to withstand sunburn and the fruit are often left in the field until the foliage has died back for maximum growth and maturity. The fruit is flat, with slight ribbing and a medium-sized crown. The flesh is medium orange and thick. Flavour is sweet and eating quality is excellent as the flesh is firm and fairly dry when cooked. The shelf life is good, which enables the fruit to be stored for extended periods. When stored, the area should be well ventilated, cool and dry. The rind is tough which makes this variety a good shipper.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Do not apply too much nitrogen towards fruit maturation
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Description

CHARACTERISTIC*: FLAT WHITE BOER FORD
KIND: Pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima Duchesne.)
TYPE: White-skinned pumpkin
MATURITY : Late (115 – 125 days from direct sowing)
SEASON: Widely adapted for production after danger of frost has passed
PLANT TYPE: Indeterminate vine
FRUIT SHAPE: Flat
FRUIT SIZE: Medium to large,  7 – 8 kg
FRUIT RIBBING: Medium
FRUIT FLESH: Thick and even, firm texture
FLESH COLOUR : Medium orange
RIND COLOUR: White
SEED CAVITY: Medium
STORAGE ABILITY: Good
UNIFORMITY: Good
POPULATION GUIDE:
Dry land: 3 500 final stand per ha
Under irrigation: 5 000 – 6 000 final stand per ha
AVERAGE SEED COUNT: 4 000 – 5 000 seeds per kg
MARKETS / END USE: Fresh market, pre-packing, processing
SPECIAL FEATURES: Large fruit, also suitable for home gardens