Pumpkins Wee Bee Plain
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An All-America Selections winner for 1999 and also known as Wee Bee Littles, these palm-sized deep-orange pumpkin darlings are simply irresistible.
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Pumpkins grow in all sizes, shapes and colors for both dining and decorating use.
Providing an important antioxidant, the orange color of the pumpkin reveals it is loaded with beta-carotene, a plant carotenoids converted to vitamin A in the body. Beta carotene performs many important functions in health and research indicates beta-carotene-rich foods may reduce the risk of certain cancers and offer protection against heart disease.
An absolute must pumpkin for table and centerpiece decorations. Pair with white pumpkins, big or miniature, for color and visual contrast.
Pumpkins are native to the Americas and were cultivated by the Indians. Growing on spreading vines, considerable space is required for this attractive crop. Loamy or sandy soil is preferred and should be fertile or fertilized. Usually planted in hills six to eight inches a part, in corn rows or along fences, four to six seeds are first planted in each hill and are thinned before the vines begin to grow, leaving two or three plants per hill. About four pounds of seed will cover an acre nicely with pumpkins. Harvested when a deep solid color and the rind is hard, pumpkins are usually picked from their vines in late September or early October before heavy frosts. Cut carefully from the vines, a three to four inch stem is desirable left attached, as pumpkins without stems do not store well.