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Turned out to.be a pumpkin when to pick

Hi I went to a garden centre some months ago ask asked for a courgette to plant my grow bag.   It was small  but a few weeks later it started growing but instead of growing upwards as previous courgette done I started spreading creating vines so I looked on the net at the name  of the plant  which  is cucurita maxima)jaun gros de paris) it turns out to be a pumpkin
I never grew pumpkin before but will get another next year
I did have a little one ealier but it went soft and Brown maybe it was near to floor  but as you see from pic I have another but when do I pick it?or do I wait till it turns whitish  / green?  and if I leave it will that be the only one?
I did feed it but it didn't respond well so now all I do make sure its watered well

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  • jmahayjmahay Posts: 23
    having difficulty sending pic???
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,131
  • jmahayjmahay Posts: 23
    ok thanks I will send it later
  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,243
    I too bought a courgettes from a GC and it turned out to be a squash.  Mine it turns out have the same name for the two plants an accident waiting to happen .
  • jmahayjmahay Posts: 23
    Gc should know their plants   thank heavens for garden forums
  • Hampshire HogHampshire Hog HampshirePosts: 330
    You sure it is Jaune Gros De Paris?

    The pinkish-yellow fruit can grow to over 50kg. round with flattened ends, and have light ribbing.

    Needs a good sunny spot with plenty of water, the skin should now be getting hard or be hard once it is they can be cut leaving the stalk on and will then keep for a few months or even longer.

    They are good keepers and are good in pies, soups, and baked / roasted
     Jaune Gros De Paris Pumpkin 3
    "A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."
  • jmahayjmahay Posts: 23
    edited August 2018
    It looks like that in pic  but still can't send picture plus that what it says on the plant stiker I got but who knows they said I had a couquette  they could have got the sticker mixed up as well all i know its a big pumpkin 
  • jmahayjmahay Posts: 23
    edited August 2018


  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,243

  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,243
    This is my supposed courgette which is a squash.  Just thought I would try a pic post as others are having problems posting 
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