Pollinated the 868 Johnson today with the 1725 Harp this morning. At this moment it is 98 degrees in the pumpkin patch so today I've been testing how much water is too much. I figure if I'm going to get this born on the 4th of July pollination to take then it is going to take lots of water and cooling down to make it happen. I've got a container of ice next to the newly pollinated female flower and the flower is covered with a chair to shade it. 10 days from now we will know it if worked.
The pumpkins on this plant seem to be leaning towards the 1544 Revier side, which in my book is a good thing other than the apple shape. If I don't get a wheel shaped pumpkin I'll be in good shape. The pumpkins are definetly going to be orange and probably a dark orange color.