Seed Saving: Expert
Atlantic Giant Pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima)
Atlantic Giant Pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima): this famous competition variety produces fruits of incredible sizes thanks to its vigorous, robust plant.
To get the best results you need the soil to be well worked, and to prepare an irrigation system suitable to its important water needs.
Select a pumpkin per plant, minding to choose those with longer stalks.
When the pumpkins have reached 20/25 kg, they must be placed on a platform with protection in order to be able to easily to move them. It's not a sustainable variety, but we’ve given it a shot (even more than one because we are driven by real passion).
Giant Italian Pumpkins
This variety comes from USA, but we have many testimonies of the custom, in the Agro Pontino, of sowing a variety of pumpkin near the numerous canals in the area and then letting it grow without further care.
According to the memories, the pumpkins were of considerable size and exceeded a quintal, and more. Used mainly for forage, they were sometimes also consumed.
If anyone has news, photos, or memories of this practice, we would be happy to hear from you, please contact us at 3791981253 or +4407871883087, we would highly appreciate it!