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Jack Be Little Pumpkin

Cucurbita pepo var. pepo 'Jack Be Little'

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Jack Be Little Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo var. pepo 'Jack Be Little') at Mainescape Nursery

Jack Be Little Pumpkin fruit

Jack Be Little Pumpkin fruit

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Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)


A beautiful compact vining plant that produces high yields of miniature sized, flattened and deeply ribbed orange pumpkins; sweet and tasty, great for edible soup bowls, chopped into soups and stews and even sliced for tempura; can be dried for decoration

Edible Qualities

Jack Be Little Pumpkin is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities. The entire above-ground parts of the plant are edible, and are typically harvested when mature. The edible parts have a sweet taste and a soft texture.

The plant is most often used in the following ways:

  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Freezing

Planting & Growing

Jack Be Little Pumpkin will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 4 feet apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, and it is considered by many to be an heirloom variety.; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

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