Growing White Pumpkins

White pumpkins have become very popular in decorating for fall, but they can be hard to find and quite expensive. So we decided to try growing our own. I've put together some tips that I've learned from research and experience so that you can grow some too!
You will need a large space for your pumpkin patch!
Pumpkins need at least 90-100 days to grow and mature.
Planting different varieties assures you of some success.
Pumpkins have male and female blossoms and only the female blossoms develop pumpkins. Bees are essential for pollination.
Pumpkins are heavy feeders so they will need to be fertilized once the fruit starts growing.

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  • Carol Garnett Carol Garnett on May 24, 2017
    I'm a first time gardener so be patient.. Can white pumpkins be grown with orange??..Thanx Carol G

  • Julia Barbuto Julia Barbuto on Aug 31, 2018

    I didn'tplant them but they just in my garden about 6 weeks ago. Is it possible for a bird dropping or some animaldropping to produce a white pumpkin patch?


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  • Carol Knudson Westfall Carol Knudson Westfall on Aug 15, 2015
    I am growing white pumpkins from the seeds of the one I got last year from the local pumpkin patch for Halloween. I have a few growing on the vine, but they are very yellow and not white! Is this normal?

    • @Carol Knudson Westfall If last year's pumpkin variety was not an heirloom, then this year's offspring will revert back to the original color. So sorry, Carol, but you may have to purchase some white pumpkins this year!

  • Carol Knudson Westfall Carol Knudson Westfall on Aug 15, 2015
    How interesting! I figured it might be something like that. I am growing the seeds from all three varieties of the pumpkins I got at the pumpkin patch last year. Just for fun. I'm happy with yellow ones if that's what they are going to be! :-)