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These grew out of my compost and I know we have never had seedless pumpkin before? Well it all started with the seeds really.

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Comment by Rob Collings on March 21, 2015 at 15:45
Looks like you got more flesh in the pumpkin than you'd get in a seeded one.
Comment by Elaine de Saxe on March 21, 2015 at 14:58

The flavour, keeping quality and texture are more a result of growing conditions than being kept. Even using commercial seedlings, organic growers turn out much more tender and flavoursome crops.

Comment by Susan on March 21, 2015 at 11:58

Hi Valerie, mine were nearly seedless as well.  But taste was divine!! It was so smooth and creamy and sweet - not stringy at all like store bought.  I'm wondering if the stringiness indicate how long it's been stored for?  Mine was eaten 1 week after I picked it.

Comment by Lissa on March 21, 2015 at 5:35

Curious. It does look like good eating though.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on March 20, 2015 at 20:33

Mine all grow from Kent seeds in the compost - I tend to get seeds though.  I looks like a good pumpkin. 

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on March 20, 2015 at 17:10

Once I grew a Jap/Buttnernut cross accidentally from the compost. The progeny were seedless. 'Cept yours look like proper Qld Blues. You can see the embryo seeds in the piece on the left - or at least the places where they would have been.

There's no way I know of to produce Pumpkins vegetatively similar to e.g. Bananas who have embryo seeds. So it's not a way forward for Pumpkins.

Fascinating though!

Comment by Dianne Caswell on March 20, 2015 at 16:11

Very interesting.. Have you tasted these yet and how does it taste.

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