Howden Pumpkin

Cucurbita pepo var. pepo 'Howden'

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Howden Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo var. pepo 'Howden') at Superior Garden Center

Howden Pumpkin fruit

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  20 inches

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)


A well loved variety with a vigorous spreading habit and uniform fruit; growing more than 20lbs each, these deep orange pumpkins with slight ribbing feature thick golden orange flesh on the inside; a perfect carving pumpkin or used for soups and stews

Edible Qualities

Howden Pumpkin is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces large orange round fruit with orange flesh which are typically harvested when mature. The fruits have a pleasant taste and a fleshy texture.

The fruit are most often used in the following ways:

  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Preserves
  • Freezing

Planting & Growing

Howden Pumpkin will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

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Ornamental Features

This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.