Description from Johnny Selected Seeds
Resists powdery mildew, medium size.
Blocky round pumpkins with slightly russeted, deep orange color and tough green handles. Reduced-length vine. Compared to Racer, Charisma is a pound or two larger (avg. 14-18 lb.), matures later, is lighter orange, has a more slender handle, and is a lot less susceptible to powdery mildew.
Combines parentage from Cornell University and Johnny’s. Avg. 3,300 seeds/lb. Packet: 30 seeds.
- AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: 250 seeds/125′, 500 seeds/250′, 1,000 seeds/500′, 15M/acre @ 2 seeds/ft rows 6′ apart.
- TRANSPLANTING: Sow 2 seeds in 1 1/2-2″ cell-type containers or pots. Thin to 1-2 plants/pot with scissors. Harden plants 4-7 days by reducing fertilizer, water, and temperature, and moving flats outside if there is no frost danger. Transplant out after frost danger; earlier only if plants are to be covered with floating row covers. . Place about 18″ apart for bush and small-fruited varieties and 24-36″ for vining and large-fruited types. Take care not to disturb roots!
- SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: 2,300-4,000 (avg. 2,800).
- PACKET: 30 seeds sows 15′.