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Cucurbita pepo 105 days. Now you truly can have your cake (or pie) and eat it too with this uncompromising pumpkin. A dual-use variety, it produces 2-4 pound, dark orange fruit with sweet, rich flesh for baking and hulless, or dare we say, bare naked seeds for snacking. From creamy, spiced pies to nutty, nutritious seeds, Naked Bear does it all. Approximately 5 seeds per gram. IR: PM.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Jane G.
Very cute and tiny.

Germinated well, had pumpkins alright but quite small, 4 to 6 inches. The Winter Luxury grown in the same area were more prolific and pie pumkin size. Both are nice pumpkins but Naked Bear never got very big for me. Smaller than a pie pumpkins in size.

Best S Ever!

I have been really happy with these seeds. I had an excellent germination rate and grew a large amount of pumpkins. Their flesh wasn't quite as thick as pie pumpkins but not too thin either. They made wonderful pumpkin pie. I also loved the seeds and this is the reason why we will be planting these year after year. This is my favorite variety of pumpkin. I even talked my mom into growing these this coming spring.

Carol H.
Grow for the seeds

Fremont, (SF Bay Area), Ca

These are cute plants and pumpkins.
Bigger than ornamentals but smaller than pie pumpkins.
I was able to support the vines on tomato cages. I learned not to attract finches to my bird feeders as the finches like to eat the pumpkin leaves - THEY SHREDDED THE LEAVES. I got one pumpkin per vine before the finch finalé.
It was a BAD YEAR for pumpkin flesh but the seeds were great.

I've tried growing hull-less pumpkins before and getting the seeds to germinate was a real challenge. These guys seeds germinated really easily and the plants grew well until the finches and the fires in August.

Get sick easily

I have found these to be highly susceptible to powdery mildew. Too bad. They got off to a good start, but now it's a battle....

Soil Temp for Germ 65–85°F
Seed Depth 1"
Days to Emergence 5–10
Soil Temp for Transp 60°F
Plant Spacing 3–4'
Row Spacing 4–6'
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 75%
Seeds per Gram Listed per variety
Seed Life 3 years

Cucurbita spp. This traditional ornament of the autumn harvest is good for much more than jack-o-lanterns and pies. High in fiber and essential minerals, their colorful orange flesh signifies an abundance of the antioxidant beta-carotene.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Pumpkins require uniform irrigation totaling 15-20 inches of water during the growing season
• Bee attractant flowers or beehives will help yields — misshapen or non-developing fruit is often the result of poor pollination

Direct Sowing
• Plant after frost danger when soil warms to 65°F
• Work in shovelful of compost and 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer into hill
• Keep soil evenly moist but not wet as too much moisture causes seed to rot
• Bush varieties: sow 3-4 feet apart
• Vining varieties: sow 4-5 feet apart

• Start indoors 3-4 weeks prior to anticipated transplant date in 4 inch pots
• Work in shovelful of compost and 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer into hill
• Transplant carefully as to not disturb roots

Pests & Diseases
• Common pests: Cucumber beetles and squash bugs, stink bugs
• Pest control: Pyrethrin
• Common diseases: Various wilts, leaf spots mildews, and various viral diseases
• Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation, and fungicide applications

Harvest & Storage
• Leave on vine until fully mature, rinds should be firm
• Pumpkins can tolerate a light frost, but must be protected from a hard frost
• Dry gourds: Wash gently in a solution of 10 parts water and 1 part bleach, carefully removing all dirt, then store in a warm, dry location
• Store at 55-70°F and 70% relative humidity

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
PM | Powdery Mildew

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