Crop: Pumpkin

Crop Detail

A pumpkin is commonly of Cucurbita pepo, that is round, with smooth, slightly ribbed skin, and deep yellow to orange coloration. The thick shell contains the seeds and pulp. Some exceptionally large cultivars of squash with similar appearance have also been derived from Cucurbita maxima. In New Zealand and Australian English, the term pumpkin generally refers to the broader category called winter squash elsewhere. Native to North America, pumpkins are widely grown for commercial use and are used both in food and recreation. Pumpkins are very versatile in their uses for cooking. Most parts of the pumpkin are edible, including the fleshy shell, the seeds, the leaves, and even the flowers. Pumpkin  is sometimes prepared and frozen for later use.

Major/Minor Major
Temporary/Permanent Temporary
Category Agriculture Extension
Type Vegetables
Crop Climate Title Tropical
Crop Water Method Title Irrigated
Crop Duration Perennial
Crop Economic Title Food Crop
Crop Growing Season Kharif / Rainy / Monsoon Crops


Sucking Pests

Aphids Thrips Pumpkin Flies Fruit fly

Fungal Diseases

Powdery Mildew Anthracnose Downy Mildew

Bacterial Diseases





Flower dropping

Pumpkin Seed Varieties

Name Seed Rate
Local/desi varieties 200-250 gm/kanal