Cucurbita pepo | Mini Tiger Stripe Pumpkin
This plant came to us as a volunteer on the side of our rich soil pile! We can only imagine a bird is responsible, and we are grateful because its a fun and beautiful plant to see grow.
Mini Tiger Stripe Pumpkins, also called Baby Tiger Pumpkins and Mini Tiger Pumpkins, are a unique mini pumpkin variety grown for ornamental or culinary use. The white pumpkins grow on compact vines (up to 5 ft) and have a distinctly flattened shape with slight ribbing, which is emphasized by orange stripes.
A strong grower and prefers moderately moist soil with full access to sunlight. Best suited for large landscapes. Performs well in vegetable gardens, on trellises, and as a cover for exposed soil. To maximize growth, add compost material to the surrounding soil in late fall. Mulching around the pumpkin aids with retaining moisture and reducing competition. Easily grown from seed, especially when soils are warm.
Suited for culinary applications such as baking, steaming, or roasting.
Mini Tiger Stripe Pumpkins are highly unique and are a favorite of home gardeners because of their small size and varied mottled colors.
Easy to grow.
Sun exposure: Full sun
Mature height: 2 ft
Mature width: 5 ft
Hardiness zones: All