Pumpkin production


Pumpkins and grammas are members of the cucurbit (Cucurbitaceae) family that also includes cucumbers, gourds, melons, squash and zucchinis.

Traditionally Cucurbita maxima have been known as pumpkins and Cucurbita moschata have been known as grammas.

In recent years, many people have called both these species pumpkins.

Some of the topics covered in this Primefact include:

  • Climate
  • Soil and land preparation
  • Plant density and sowing
  • Irrigation
  • Fertiliser
  • Varieties
  • Flowering and pollination
  • Weed control
  • Insect pests
  • Diseases
  • Yields
  • Marketing


Primefact 964 First Edition

Published: Nov 2009