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Wednesday, July 08, 2020 Thunder Hill Pumpkins Benito, Manitoba

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I pollinated this little guy on a secondary for the purpose of looking at the lobes a little more closely. From what I am reading, growers want pumpkins with more lobes (4-6) and to be as "normal" as possible. The reason for this is that it creates more structure inside the pumpkin (more seed chambers) and therefor, it is less likely to collapse. It is also thought that the greater the number of lobes, the heavier the pumpkin. It makes sense because it takes more flesh, to create more structure, and more structure adds weight.
 



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