Inspite of their name, winter squash (and pumpkins) are a warm weather crop, but called winter because they can be stored well into and through the winter.
The difference between winter squash and pumpkins is more culinary than botanical; winter squash have a finer texture and milder flavor, pumpkins have a somewhat coarse, stronger flavor and are generally orange in color.
A squash/pumpkin vine can set several fruit before ripening all at the same time.
Galeux d'Eysines an elegant old French heirloom has been remamed to Peanut Pumpkin for the American market. This stunning squash has beautiful salmon-peach colored skin covered with peanut shell-like warts caused by sugar in the skin. Traditionally used in France for soups and sauces, when cooked, the sweet, orange flesh is as smooth as velvet. Each flattened squash weighs 10-15 pounds and can store for up to 6 months. Definitely a show stopper in the garden or on th..
Superbly sweet, tender flesh unique to Delicata. The only winter squash that can be eaten with skin on, after baking or boiling. Our strain has been selected since 2001 for uniformity of size, shape and color as well as yield of sweet, soft-shelled fruit. Uniform fruit • 1-1.5 lbs. (Cucurbita pepo). Maturity 95 days.
One of the sweetest squash varieties in existence! This "sweet potato" sweet squash is an oblong, Delicata-shaped squash h tan skin with green stripes. Excellent quality and produces early. 95 Days to Maturity.
(C. maxima) One of the most unusual and beautiful squashes you will ever see! It took several years to get this variety into the catalog. Collected in 1940 in the northeastern Iranian city of Torbat-e-Heydarieh and preserved at the USDA seed bank ever since. Not known to the public until a few years ago, when our friend Glenn Drowns introduced it. This squash is super ornamental, with its unique, foam-green rind that’s mottled in soft peachy orange. Round and slightly ribbed fruit is med..
Red Kuri Winter Squash (C. Maxima) Organic. Orange-red, teardrop-shaped squash have a sweet flavour and smooth, dry flesh. Plants produce 2-3 kg. fruit that ripen even in short season gardens. Has lots of eye appeal and is great for market. Also known as Baby Red Hubbard or Orange Hokkaido. Very high in beta-carotene. 95 days to Maturity.
By far the most widely-grown open pollinated Butternut with delicious, finely textured dark orange flesh. Uniform fruits with smooth, tan skin that is easily peeled with a potato peeler. Our strain has been selected for uniformity of size, shape and yields. Excellent keeper if cured properly. Stores well • Vining • Uniform, 4-5 lb fruits. (Cucurbita moschata). Maturity 105 days.