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Cocozelle – 55 days. The classic ‘Italian Heirloom’ striped summer squash with unique dark & light stripes available since 1885. Large bush plants are non-vining & grow in an upright open habit reaching 18-24” tall & 18- 20” width. Full of flavour, tender & thus great for cooking, freezing & cannng.
Mutabile Zucchini – 50 days. Cylindrical deep green fruits are easy to pick due to the plant structure & almost total lack of thorns. The open, vase shaped plants yield consistently as the powdery mildew resistant plants stay healthy much longer. Excellent OP variety!
SOLD OUT IN 2023!
Sweet REBA Acorn – 90 days. REBA stands for Resistant Early Bush Acorn. One of the sweetest acorns, flesh dry and substantial. Despite compact bush habit, heavy yields of 1–1½ lb fruit…25 squash from four plants.
Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato Acorn – 85-90 days. A great family heirloom from Thelma Sanders in Missouri. Acorn-type 7” long fruit with cream-coloured skin that ripens to light gold. Perfect 2-serving size! Golden yellow flesh is thick & creamy with rich chestnut taste. Enormously productive & good keeper.
Candystick Dessert Delicata – 98 days. Larger & sweeter than other delicatas, the 2-3 lb. fruits have distinctive orange-tan skin with green stripes. Plants produce variable lengths of ‘Honey Boat’ type fruit with small seed cavity which is ideal for stuffing. Good keeper.
Bitterroot Buttercup – 95 days. Bred for short season production in Montana, so very prolific even in cool short seasons. Like Kabocha, it is rich & flakey. Expect 5-6 dark green 3-4 lb. squash with blocky squared off shoulders & a lighter grey button on the blossom end. Outstanding flavour for roasting, soups, & gnocchi.
Blue Ballet Hubbard – 95 days.Mini blue hubbard, 4-6 lb. with sweet bright orange flesh. Stores well.
Blue Kuri Hubbard– 90 days. Round, slightly flattened fruits with blue-grey skin & dense dry orange flesh. Sweet rich flavour that is even better after a month or two in storage. Small to medium size fruit weighing 2-3 lb. will serve 2 people. Early to ripen with long storage.
North Georgia Candy Roaster – 100 days. Early 1900’s Appalachian Thanksgiving feasts always included “candy roaster pie”, which is now a rare heirloom variety. Beautiful big banana-shaped fruits are up to 18” long & 6” wide, pink with blue tips. Smooth delicious orange flesh. Our farm favourite!
Stella Blue Kabocha – 95 days. Medium-size slate-blue kabocha type squash. Delicious sweet, dry flesh, similar to sweet potato. Long keeper. Needs space 7’vines.
Sundream – New in 2022. 90 days. Developed from its hybrid ancestor Sunshine, as a unique OP orange kabocha squash. Numerous 4-5 lb. fruit develop on 7’ vines. Its thick orange flesh is dense, sweet, dry & delectable.
Sweet Meat – 95 days. Heirloom treasure of the Northwest, maintained by one Oregon family for 100 years. Tasty 10-15 lb. slate-grey heirloom. Shaped like a slightly flattened blue pumpkin, with vigorous vines. Dry sweet nutty thick orange flesh improves in storage & makes the best pumpkin pie ever!
Burpee’s Butterbush – 75 days. Super early maturing dwarf-vined butternut with extremely tasty 2-3 lb fruits with small seed cavities & deep reddish-orange flesh. Superior sweet nutty flavour, “as sweet as sweet potatoes”, & moist but not watery. Space-saver in the garden, growing about 4’ wide & producing 4-5 ripe fruits per plant, even in cold summers. Short season grower & great keeper.
Canada Crookneck 90 days. Now extremely rare & almost extinct, the Canada Crookneck was first listed in seed catalogues as early as 1827. Wonderful creamy texture with an excellent nutty sweet flavour with deep golden flesh. Fruits weigh 2-4 lb. Great for roasting, serving mashed, used for soups & pies. This is the ancestor of the modern butternut squash, especially Waltham Butternut. Now on the Slow Food Ark of Taste.
Pennsylvania Dutch Crookneck – 105-110 days. Wonderful heirloom from 19th C & still a staple in many Amish gardens. Large squash resembles a butternut with a curved elongated thick neck which is very sweet solid flesh & the seeds are in the bulbous end. Also known as ‘neck pumpkin’. Very prolific, producing lots of 10-20 lb. fruit per plant. Good keeper. Disease & pest resistant.
Waltham Butternut SOLD OUT IN 2023 – 95 days. Introduced in 1970. Heavy reliable producer of 9-10” long buff coloured fruit, weighing 4–5 lb with great flavour & a good keeper. Dark orange dry flesh has a sweet nutty flavour. Excellent keeper. 20 seeds per packet.
White’s Butterbush – 90 days. This excellent variety is being preserved by Seeds of Diversity with small farms trialling this variety in their regions. This long thin butternut varies in size but has a distinctive long neck with a small seed cavity. Very prolific & stores well.
Zucchino Rampicante (Tromboncino) – 70 days. Famous Italian heirloom is a vining zucchini & a winter butternut-type squash. Long slender 15 – 30” fruit has an extra long curling neck with a small bulb at the end. It is one of the best-eating summer zucchini type squashes: tender, mild & extra sweet! As a winter squash the Italians use it for gnocchi & in ravioli as the flesh is rich & flavourful. Perfect for pies & baking too. Prolific fun all-purpose squash. Note: Rampicante to me means ‘RAMPANT’! It travels.