Pumpkin Atlantic Giant | 5 Large Plug Plants

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  • Supplied as: 5 Large Plug Plants
  • Position: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Suitable for Hanging Baskets? No
  • Suitable for Patio Containers? No
  • Plant Type: Annual
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Quick Facts:

  • Supplied as: 5 Large Plug Plants
  • Position: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Suitable for Hanging Baskets? No
  • Suitable for Patio Containers? No
  • Plant Type: Annual
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Pumpkin Atlantic Giant | 5 Large Plug Plants
Pumpkin Atlantic Giant | 5 Large Plug Plants

One of the world’s largest record-breaking pumpkin varieties, the Atlantic Giant Pumpkin can reach around a whopping 300kg in weight (often much bigger) if given the right conditions.   
The yellowy/orange flesh is widely used to make delicious pumpkin pie or is just grown purely for the show bench, so if you fancy growing a huge exhibition sized pumpkin, then Dills Atlantic Giant is for you.

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All our plug plants are shipped in specially designed packaging to keep the root system in place and the foliage protected in transit.

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Product Code 310107
Brand Brookside Nursery
Country of Origin GB
Supplied as 5 Large Plug Plants
Habit Spreading
Suitable for Hanging Baskets? No
Suitable for Patio Containers? No
Scented? No
Plant Type Annual
RHS Plants for Pollinators No
Botanical name Cucurbita maxima
Planting Position Full Sun to Partial Shade
Eventual Height 45cm ( 18")
Eventual Spread 300cm (118")
RHS Award of Garden Merit No
Trail Length 300cm (118")
Harvesting Period September to November
Hardy Perennial No
Attractive to bees & butterflies No
FSC Certified? No
Flower Colour Yellow

Size guide - Pack of 5 Large Plug Plants 

Pot Ready, Large, Healthy plants individually rooted in large plugs of compost. Ideal for planting into baskets, containers or small areas in the garden. Best results achieved if grown on for a short while in 9cm/10cm pots prior to planting out if planting straight into garden borders. Tender varieties will need protecting from frost. Compost volume around 4-5cm deep x 3-4cm square. Foliage height 5cm-12cm (depending on variety). Full growing instructions are provided.

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Grow on your pumpkin plug plants before planting out, using a large 5L size pot and pot on one plug per pot. Pumpkins (like cucumbers) are susceptible to cold and temperature fluctuations in their early stages of growth so keep them frost free. 
Plant out into prepared ground once frosts have passed in your area and plants have been ‘hardened off’.   
Prepare an area in your vegetable patch, in advance, that is in full sun, rich in humus and is well drained. Dig a large hole approx. 40cm x 40cm and fill it with a mixture of compost, well-rotted manure and soil making the top into a mound.
Plant pumpkin into the mound of soil/compost hollowing out a small rim to make a basin for ease of watering. Pumpkins are very thirsty vegetables.    
Feed regularly throughout the season with a high potassium fertiliser like Tomorite for best results and keep the area weed free.

Brookside Nursery Top Tip - If you are short on space, try growing your pumpkin plants up a trellis placed at an angle and tie in the stems as they grow. *If you are trying for a world record keep the pumpkin itself on the ground!

 

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