How Long Does It Take for Pumpkins to Grow – Guide

Would you like to grow pumpkins, but you do not know how long it will take to grow? In this article, we will explain all the factors that influence pumpkin growth time. Read on to learn more about how long does it take for pumpkins to grow.

Everyone wonders how long does it take for pumpkins to grow, in short, pumpkins need 75 to 100 days to grow and be harvested. But in this article, we will explain to you well the process of growing pumpkin.

Germinating Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds should be sown directly on the vine, it is not recommended to use seedbeds for this vegetable. The best time to plant pumpkin seeds (in the northern hemisphere) is late May and early July. Remember that they do not resist frost.

The main thing is to get quality pumpkin seeds and plant them in the right place, that is, direct sunlight and well-drained soil.

There are many varieties of pumpkins, but most will germinate within 7 to 10 days of sowing. In a few days, you will see the little squash sprouts growing.

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How Long Does It Take for Pumpkins to Grow

The pumpkin needs to be pollinated to create the fruit. After 8 to 9 weeks after planting the pumpkin, the female flowers will appear and after a few days, the male flowers will appear. In a few days, you will begin to see those flowers transform into small pumpkins.

Then you will see that it will take about 45 to 55 days for that flower that is turning into a pumpkin to develop into a full pumpkin ready for harvesting.

For pumpkins to grow promptly, they will need plenty of sunlight and good watering. If some of these requirements are not met, your pumpkin may develop more slowly, but if it has everything it needs to grow, it may develop a little faster.

how long does it take for pumpkins to grow
About Henry Morgan

We are the Morgans, Henry, and Julia, both agronomists from the University of Michigan, where we met. We are experts in putting our hands in the soil and developing organic foods and improving production processes for decades. Likewise, we have worked for companies such as Mondelez International, BASF, Monsanto, etc. currently in our role as science writers for as well as advisors in promoting large scale food growing in urbanized areas. In this website, we share what we are most passionate about, gardening and farming. Enjoy and see real photos on our website.