100 days — The fruit vary in size and shape but tend to average about ten inches in diameter, and between ten and eighteen pounds in weight. Its skin is an attractive medium-orange color with shallow ribs and flesh that is sweet, light in color, and fine-grained enough to be a good quality cooking variety. When cured properly, it is also a good storage variety.
This variety originated as a cross between 'Connecticut Field
' with 'Golden Oblong'. Originally bred and released by the "pre-merger and acquisition era," Northrup King and Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1956. Their intent was to produce a pumpkin that measured about the same size as a human head for the growing Halloween season market.
An interesting historical note is that in the early 1900s, the Gill Brother's Seed Company of Portland, Oregon listed their 'Connecticut Field
' pumpkin with the synonym of 'Jack O'Lantern' stating, "Our seed is carefully selected for jack lantern shapes.
" Each packet contains four grams, which is approximately 24 to 30 seeds.