Pumpkins

Pumpkins

Objectives(s) of Pumpkin Research and Education:   

This research explores and identifies new fresh market watermelon and cantaloupe cultivar and variety releases for their suitability, marketability, growth and production characteristics, nitrogen fertility management, pollination and irrigation management under a typical south central Ohio growing season.

 
Planned Scope of Research:   
Crop performance evaluations were monitored and recorded relative to standard varieties and growing practices at the OSU South Centers research farm. At each harvest yield data and fruit quality attributes were observed and recorded.  Plant growth characteristics, insect and disease susceptibility and tolerance were also be monitored and recorded.
 
Potential outcomes & significance of outcomes:         
These research trials assist with the identification of new cultivars and crop management options that can increase the profitability of Ohio growers. Research began in 1995 and new research projects continue today.
 

Pumpkin varieties include: Monster Smash, Jack Sprat, Freddie, Flat White Borer, Black Night, Gold Medal, Mustang, and Challenger.

 

Production Information

 

Research Results 

2014 Pumpkin Cultivar Evaluation for Southern Ohio

2013 Pumpkin Cultivar Evaluation for Southern Ohio

2012 Pumpkin Cultivar Evaluation for Southern Ohio

2011 Pumpkin Cultivar Evaluation for Southern Ohio

2010 Pumpkin Cultivar Evaluation for Southern Ohio

2009 Evaluation of Pumpkin Cultivars in Southern Ohio

2008 Evaluation of Pumpkin Cultivars for Southern Ohio

2007 Evaluation of Pumpkin Cultivars for Southern Ohio

2006 Evaluation of Pumpkin Cultivars for Southern Ohio

2006 Evaluation of Pumpkin Cultivars for Southern Ohio, South Charleston

1999 Evaluation of Pumpkin Cultivars for Southern Ohio

1998 Evaluation of Pumpkin Cultivars for Southern Ohio
 

Research

Important Pests and Diseases of Pumpkin in Ohio
Yellow Vine Disease in Pumpkins, November 2008, C. Pollock

 

Diet and Health

Pumpkin Seeds Pack a Lot of Punch (OSU Chow Line, Oct. 2010 - pdf)