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Saving seeds

Zone Los Chiles, Costa Rica, Central America | Miriam Gamboa added on May 6, 2017 | Answered

If I want to save seed from my pumpkin, how far away should I plant them from the watermelon or cucumber, so they don't interpollinate? Thanks!

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    Downtoearthdigs
    Answered on May 9, 2017

    1/2 mile apart from if you are saving seeds to sell as pure seed.
    Pumpkin will cross pollinate with Acorn Squash, Delicata Squash, Zucchini and other summer squash. 1/4 mile apart if you don't mind an occasional seed that is crossed.
    Row covers would be also another recommendation.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pumpkin/saving-pumpkin-seeds-how-to-store-pumpkin-seed-for-planting.htm

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