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23 Jan 20 Tina Johnson (Australia - temperate climate)
My pumpkins have sprouted out of some compost I put in the soil. I though they were QLD pumpkins but they are still a light yellow colour, will they turn grey or should I pick them.
27 Jan 20 Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have only grown Kent pumpkin the last two years so I don't know much about the other varieties. But a mature pumpkin yellow sounds maybe like a different variety. Doing a bit of reading on the internet might help. Don't pick pumpkin until they are about 18-22 weeks old, the vine will be dying off and the stem holding the pumpkin to the vine will become hard.
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