Big Max' is the choice of giant pumpkin growers. Unlike some large pumpkins that are just blobs, 'Big Max' is round and has smooth, light-orange skin and is perfect for Halloween carving or other holiday decorations. To achieve maximum size, grow one pumpkin per vine, water and fertilize regularly. Excellent for canning (many cans!) or pumpkin pies (many pies!).
Botanical Name: Cucurbita maxima
Days to Maturity: 120 days
Native: Southern South America
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
Plant Dimensions: 10'–15' vines. 'Big Max' needs lots of room to grow!
Variety Information: Bright orange skin with 3"–4" thick yellowish-orange flesh. Huge pumpkins can reach 20" diameter and 100 pounds or more! 'Big Max' was introduced in 1964.