The standard large pumpkin.
Developed by John Howden of Massachusetts in the early 1970s, it defined "the look" in big Halloween pumpkins—deep orange color, defined ribs, and good handles. Fruits vary in shape and weight, typically averaging 18-26 lb. or larger. Avg. yield: 1-2 fruits/plant. While still nice in a good year, the new hybrids are more dependable in quality and yield. Originator's stock. Organically grown. Avg. 2,900 seeds/lb. OP. 115 Days
Intermediate resistance to black rot, Howden is a beautiful big pumpkin that we highly recommend. It is a Connecticut Field type but is far superior. Its size is more uniform, averaging 20 to 25 lbs., and the deep-round fruit are quite symmetrical. Very solid with extra-thick flesh, it is much less apt to produce lopsided fruit. Its hard, ridged, richly colored skin keeps in prime condition for a remarkably long time. This variety was developed as a private stock by John Howden of Massachusetts and released exclusively to Harris years ago.
Approximately 2,040 seeds per pound
Seeding depth: 1 - 1.5 inches
Germination days: 6 - 12 days
Maturation days: 115 days
New from Harris Seeds, Howden is the ideal big pumpkin for decoration.
115 Days. Well established as the model for large pumpkins. With extra-thick flesh, Howden is less likely to produce lop-sided fruit and keeps in prime condition for a remarkably long time. The hard skin is ridged and has a rich dark orange color. A highly recommended Connecticut field type.