EARLY pumpkin

The jackolantern pumpkin we grew got ripe late in July.  How long can I leave it on the vine before it just rots right there in the garden?  The stem is still quite green as is the vine attached…

 

EARLY pumpkin!

EARLY pumpkin!

We don’t plan on eating this (maybe the seeds) so if we could get it to last until at least September (fall decoration!) that would be great.  Anybody with experience care to enlighten me?  It’s several inches larger than a basketball, so putting it in a refrigerator is out of the question.

4 responses to this post.

  1. You should be able to leave it until the stem is dry and woody.

  2. Very cool. WIll you have one for Halloween too?

  3. Robin: Thank you!
    Cinturon: That’s up to the vine! So far not so much as a little yellow starter gourd. I think there might be time.

  4. Posted by Shae on August 5, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    Hopefully, you can make it last somehow till Halloween. ^^

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