Hooligan is a bi-coloured ‘Jack-Be-Little’ type with unique orange and white mottled colours, deeper ribbing and a better vine canopy-spread for improved fruit cover and heavier yields. A novelty pumpkin that is great for increasing sales in the ornamental market. Sow seed only when soil temperatures have been over 25 C (77 F) for several days. Avoid poorly drained soil.
How to Grow
Pumpkin is a hot weather crop. They need full sun and deep, rich, well drained, organic soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5. Before planting, work in lots of compost. Sow seed directly outdoors from late May through early June 2.5 cm (1″) deep in hills 2.4 m (8′) apart with 4-6 seeds per hill. After germination, thin to 3 plants per hill. Seed can be started indoors 3 weeks before the plant out date. Pumpkins do not transplant well–use paper or fibre pots that can be set directly in the soil.