Pre-sowing • Trellis

Baby pumpkin

Product information


This variety produces pumpkins of about 15-20 cm: just the right size to grow from a trellis. The pumpkin's flesh is nice and firm. Great for grilling, pumpkin pie, and the most delicious pumpkin soup. No peeling necessary. 

Recommended combination

Free delivery from € 30

In the app

Sowing: 25 April - 31 May

Level 1


0 - 5 days

Level 2

sowed indoors

5-8 days

Level 3

first seedlings visible

1-1 weeks

Level 4

big seedlings

1-2 weeks

Level 5

small plants

2-3 weeks

Level 6

first day hardened-off

~week 3

Level 7

Hardened-off 2 days

~week 3

Level 8

Hardened-off 3 days

~week 3

Level 9

Hardened-off 4 days

~week 3

Level 10

Hardened-off 5 days

~week 3

Level 11

at final place

4-6 weeks

Level 12

kleine plant bij klimrek

6-8 weeks

Level 13

plant reaches trellis

8-10 weeks

Level 14

flowers visible

10-12 weeks

Level 15

flowers and small pumpkins

12-18 weeks

Level 16

pumpkins color

18-23 weeks

Level 17

ripening pumpkins

23-28+ weeks

Sowing time: indoors end of April - mid-May
Height: 200 cm
Contents: 8 seeds
  • Currently only shipping to the Netherlands and Belgium
  • Choose your preferred delivery date
  • Sent by PostNL or Transmission
  • Track & Trace in your inbox
  • The app helps you with almost everything you do in your vegetable garden: sowing, tending, and harvesting.
  • If something goes wrong, the app tells you what steps to take.
  • If that doesn’t work, you can ask us for advice.
  • If that still doesn’t help, we’ll look for other solutions together. Until we get it right.

Baby pumpkin

This delicious pumpkin is just the right size. The pumpkins themselves stay small and their vines grow along your trellis. So, they won’t take over the rest of your garden. 
  • Species name: baby bear 
  • Family: fruit 
  • Plants per square patch: 1 on the trellis 
  • Height: 200 cm and up 
  • Pre-sowing: end of April to end of May
  • Germination: 15 - 20°C in 7 - 21 days 
  • Time to harvest: from 15 weeks 
  • Sunlight: needs a sunny spot 
Want to buy baby pumpkin seeds? We sell seed bags separately, or, you can get them as part of a seed pack: 

What's so special about our baby pumpkin?

Pumpkin plants usually take up a lot of space and get too big for a garden box.
This variety produces small pumpkins. You guide the vine through your trellis, so they don't take over there rest of your garden.

Sowing and growing

Pumpkins can't stand the cold, so you’ll first pre-sow them indoors. Start between late April and early May. 

Pre-germinate the seeds so they produce a root. Then put them in a pot with 1 part MM-Mix and 1 part fine vermiculite. Grow the plant indoors until it's ready for the outdoors. Then move it to a patch under your trellis at the back of your garden box. 

Pumpkins need a lot of nutrients. Give them some extra MM-Plantfood when you plant them, and add some more in mid-July.

Note: This plant will take up a lot of trellis space, so it’s good to put them in a patch next to a less intense grower, like beans.

Step-by-step sowing and growing instructions are included in the Planty Gardening app.  

How do you use it?

This variety produces pumpkins that are 15 - 20 cm in size. They have firm flesh and are ideal for making pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup, and for grilling. No peeling necessary 😉

Roast the seeds for a tasty snack.

Our perks