|'Lumina' is a white pumpkin with bright orange flesh. Fruits are generally 10-12 pounds and 8-10 inches in diameter. Stores well. 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. Pumpkins require a long growing season, so cooler areas will do better with smaller varieties. Plant seed 2 or 3 weeks after the last average frost date.
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. Pumpkins require too much space to be grown in containers.