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Gold Rush Pumpkins



Gold Rush Pumpkins have dark orange moderately ribbed rind, with thick walls and a thick, short handle about 3 inches (7 1/2 cm) wide, and 4 inches (10 cm) long.

They will grow to be about 7 to 8 inches (18 to 20 cm) wide and 30 to 40 pounds (13 ½ to 18 kg.)

They are used as ornamental pumpkins for carving.

100 days from seed.

F1 hybrid, vine type. United States Patent 5811642.

History Notes

Gold Rush Pumpkins were developed by Rupp Seeds partly from Golden Zucchini.


During development, the pumpkin was referred to as "RS1294."

Released 1999.

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See also:

Ornamental Pumpkins

Aladdin Pumpkins; Appalachian Pumpkins; Apprentice Pumpkins; Aspen Pumpkins; Atlantic Giant Pumpkins; Autumn King Pumpkins; Baby Boo Pumpkins; Big Autumn Pumpkins; Big Max Pumpkins; Big Moon Pumpkins; Cannonball Pumpkins; Cinderella Pumpkins; Connecticut Field Pumpkins; Fairytale Pumpkins; First Prize Pumpkins; Frosty Pumpkins; Gold Bullion Pumpkins; Gold Fever Pumpkins; Gold Gem Pumpkins; Gold Medal Pumpkins; Gold Rush Pumpkins; Hallo-Queen Pumpkins; Happy Jack Pumpkins; Iron Man Pumpkins; Jack-O'-Lantern Type Pumpkins; Jack of All Trades Pumpkins; Kakai Pumpkins; Lil' Ironsides Pumpkins; Little Boo Pumpkins; Lumina Pumpkins; Magic Pumpkins; Magician Pumpkins; Mammoth Gold Pumpkins; Merlin Pumpkins; Miniature Pumpkins; Mother Lode Pumpkins; Mystic Pumpkins; One Too Many Pumpkins; Orange Smoothie Pumpkins; Ornamental Pumpkins; Oz Pumpkins; Pankows Field Pumpkins; Phantom Pumpkins; Red Eye Pumpkins; Trax Field Pumpkins; Trick or Treat Pumpkins; Tuckernuck Pumpkins; Valenciano Pumpkins; Wizard Pumpkins; Wyatt's Wonder Pumpkins

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