Pumpkin, Triple Treat
Triple purpose, bright orange-skinned, round pumpkins 9" across weigh 8 lb.
Days To Maturity
After Last Frost
How to Sow
- Sow in fertile, warm soil after danger of frost has passed.
- Sow seeds directly in the garden.
- Give large-fruited pumpkins plenty of room to ramble.
- For improved drainage sow in mounds, or hills of soil 12 inches in diameter, 6-8 inches tall.
- Sow in groups 4-6 seed about 3 inches apart. Each group should be about 4-6 feet apart. Cover with 1 inch of fine soil and firm lightly.
- Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
- Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days.
- Do not plant pumpkins and other squash family crops in the same spot 2 years in a row.
How to Grow
- Thin seedlings to 2-3 per group when they are 1-2 inches high
- Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating.
- Keep plants well-watered during the growing season, especially during dry spells. Plants need about 1-2 inches of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It's best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
- Pumpkins are “dioecious” having both male and female flowers on the same plant. Male flowers will open first and the female flowers will open later.
- Do not move or step on vines as they are quite fragile.
- Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
- If you are trying to grow extra-large pumpkins, allow only one fruit per plant to mature.
- Beds of vigorous, sprawling pumpkin vines can be bordered by corn, towering pole beans, sunflowers and other trellised or vine vegetables.
Harvest & Preserving
- Pumpkins are ready to harvest when the rinds are hard and a rich shade of orange or white depending on the variety.
- If a light frost kills the vines, the pumpkins are ready to harvest. Pumpkins are damaged by heavy frost.
- Cut pumpkins from the vine with a pruning shears, leaving about 3 inches or stem attached
- Allow the pumpkins to cure in the sun for a week to harden skin.
- Store pumpkins in a cool dry place.
- Roast the seeds for a tasty snack.
Days To Maturity110 daysFruit Weight8 poundsSunFull SunSpread6-8 feetHeight24-30 inchesSow MethodDirect SowPlanting TimeSpringSow TimeAfter Last FrostThin6 feetLife CycleAnnual
Pumpkin, Triple Treat is rated out of 5 by 8.Rated 5 out of 5 by irelamanda from Early Producer This pumpkin was planted in April, and we were able to harvest it in mid August. I pureed it and made pumpkin bars that were phenomenal in flavor!Date published: 2014-08-29Rated 5 out of 5 by FormerCAgardener from Bum Rap - GREAT PUMPKINS! OK, I don't know what happened with the seed that the other reviewers got, but I've planted this variety for many years, both along the coast in CA - sea level - and now in central UT - 4,800 ft.. These are the best all-around pumpkins: big enough for jack-o-lanterns, great-tasting hull-less seeds (rinse, spread on a cookie sheet with a little olive oil, and bake), and excellent for pies (although, that's more trouble than it's worth - go with Libby's canned pumpkin and follow the recipe on the can.) Keeps producing new pumpkins all summer long. To increase size, cut off vine just ahead of the fruit when it's about the size of a softball and green. Needs lots of space unless you do that. Subject to powdery mildew and short season if cold and rainy. But, that's true of all pumpkins.Date published: 2013-01-14Rated 5 out of 5 by Barngoddess from awesome pumpkins We were very satisfied with the results of these seeds. They grew to be large, round, beautiful pumpkins that exceeded the expected size. We will be planting these again next year.Date published: 2012-10-14Rated 1 out of 5 by GardenMama from Disappointed with Burpee This variety is known to have great seeds for roasting, and we were so excited to grow our own. After sowing the seeds and watching the plant grow, I was confused as to why it wasn't vining. Turns out, Burpee mixed up the seeds and what we have is a zucchini plant. We don't eat zucchini, and by the time we noticed the problem, it was too late to plant any pumpkins. This is our first (and last) time buying Burpee seeds.Date published: 2012-07-30Rated 1 out of 5 by emhprogram from strangest looking pumpkins I have ever seen My wife was SO looking forward to growing our first pumpkins, but when the plants did not vine I got a little confused. They just did not look like pumpkin plants. Then after they bloomed all of a sudden there were dozens of nice large zucchinis! (And we don't like zucchinis...) WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT!! I will probably avoid Burpee seeds in the future.Date published: 2012-07-28Rated 1 out of 5 by Hoosier from Not Pumpkins! They do not look like pumpkins. They look like large Zucchini.Date published: 2012-07-12Rated 1 out of 5 by Neener from Not Pumpkins!! I don't know what is in the package but it's not pumpkins. It looks like a zucchini on steroids. (LOT 6)Date published: 2012-07-08Rated 3 out of 5 by DreamingOfAutumn from Not terribly impressed After a hard start ( I got only one vine out of the two dozen seeds I started), a disappointing finish. I got one pumpkin off of the one vine. I had plenty of pollinators around the vine, but it seemed like a lot of the pumpkins grew to about the size of a softball and then fell off. Mostly I am disappointed about the terrible germination rate.Date published: 2010-08-30