- Jan 2, 2022
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- Western Washington, USA
For the orange one, did you notice the condition of the stem and nearest tendril? When you press your thumbnail against the shell, does it feel hard?turned out that the front garden that might have had NSPs did not have any. so only 2 of the 4 lots survived deer and chipmunk predation and gave me fruits. i have them inside so they are safe. i need to cut some of them open and see how the seeds look. they're all orange now i just don't know really how long i can leave them go or should i harvest seeds sooner rather than later and get them dry? anyways inside they are as safe as they can get. i wrote the lot number on each pumpkin so i didn't forget what came from where.
If the orange one was ripe, then you run the risk of the seeds starting to sprout inside of the shell. That happened to me last year with Lady Godiva.
eta: Although the roasted seeds were interesting! They puffed up and then collapsed, making all kinds of noise.