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by sanderson 2/21/2017, 2:10 am
Hi Friends - I have a vertically growing pumpkin vine that is about 10 feet long now, strong, and has produced one large pumpkin the size of a big basketball at this point. It is still green and wondering if I should pick it to allow others to grow as I don't have any other immature fruits yet and such a large vine with lots of flowers. What should I do?
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Hmmm, I am not sure but thought I would bump this so more experienced pumpkin growers will see it! It makes sense, kinda like cucumbers to pick so they continue producing, but I am a first year pumpkin grower this year so leave it on the vine until someone else has some words of wisdom, good luck!
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Leave it alone until it is ripe and full color. If you pick it now it will rot. They keep setting fruit as they keep flowering. Leave it until fall.
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