|'Frosty' is generally ready for harvest in 90 days. These are good early pumpkins, weighing in at 15-25 pounds and measuring 12-14 inches across with light ribbing and strong handles. The plant has a semi-bush habit and sets fruit close to the crown. Good choice for the home gardener, as it takes up less space than other varieties. Small pumpkins are grown for cooking and eating, while the larger sizes are for Jack-o'-lanterns and exhibition. Most Cooperative extension services will be able to tell you which varieties are best for your area.
They will tolerate partial sun and require high organic matter and well drained soil. Go easy on the fertilizer as you will end up with all vine. Plant 6 to 8 seeds in each inverted hill. Keep pumpkins well watered. They are usually ready for harvest 95 to 120 days after planting. Pumpkins can stay on the vine for a long time, but harvest them before the first hard frost as they will get mushy.