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Squash and Pumpkins


Gold Nugget

Our earliest variety is Gold Nugget (AAS 1966), an orange-fleshed squash with softball sized fruit from North Dakota State University (NDSU). It is a bush squash, producing 5 or 6 fruits per plant. The fruit should keep 3 to 4 months, however, we have had fruits keep for up to a year (the ones cut open in the photo).

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 24 seeds
Buttercup

Our favourite squash is Buttercup (NDSU, 1932), the dark green squash with the bump on the bottom. The flesh is thick, dry and sweet.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 24 seeds
Black Forest

Black Forest is a newer squash that looks similar to Buttercup but it is smaller with a smaller bump on the bottom, and has very dry flesh.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 24 seeds
Blue Kuri

Blue Kuri is a flattened globe shaped kabocha winter squash with blue-grey skin and sweet thick dry flesh. 2-3lb fruits keep well.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 24 seeds
Red Kuri (Hokkaido)

Red Kuri (Hokkaido) is a beautiful orange-red, teardrop-shaped hubbard squash from Japan. May be a bit of crossing in this variety.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 24 seeds
Blue Ballet

Blue Ballet is a medium sized grey green hubbard squash with fine textured sweet flesh.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 24 seeds
Mandan

Mandan has large orange fruits with sweet dry flesh and plump tasty seeds.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 24 seeds
Rouge vif d’Etampes

Rouge vif d’Etampes is the European pumpkin. Cinderella’s coach was one of these large red-orange ribbed flattened fruits. In Europe, pumpkins are used to make cream soup.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 24 seeds
Costata Romanesco

Costata Romanesco is a traditional Italian zucchini variety. The prominently ribbed striped grey green fruits have very good flavour. They are usually picked when immature to use raw in salads, or in stir fries. The large mature fruits are great for grating (and then even freezing this way) and using in baking.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 24 seeds
Caserta

Caserta zucchini was bred at U of Connecticut in 1949. Early and prolific, smooth fruits, light green with dark green stripes and it is a selection from the Italian zucchini Cocozelle.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 24 seeds
Round Zucchini

Round Zucchini has bush plants and produces round fruits which are best harvested when about tennis ball size.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 24 seeds
Bennings Green Tint

Bennings Green Tint is a light green patty pan/scallopini type summer squash with large vigorous bush plants. Harvest small light green fruits (as they get larger they turn whiter and are not as tender and delicious for eating) and eat raw or cooked like zucchini or any other summer squash. This variety has been around since about 1914.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 24 seeds
Yellow Crookneck

Yellow Crookneck (C) is a summer squash dating back to the early 1800’s. The bushy plants produce curved fruits with a bulbous blossom end. The light yellow fruits are smooth when young, warted when mature.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 24 seeds
Vegetable Spaghetti

Vegetable Spaghetti is about as early as Gold Nugget. The flesh is yellow and sweet, and comes out in strings. Boil or bake, remove the flesh and serve with spaghetti sauce.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 24 seeds
Acorn

Acorn produces large numbers of small to medium, dark-green ribbed fruits on long vines. Flesh is yellow, sweet and best if eaten within three months of harvest.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 24 seeds
Sugar Pumpkin

The standard pie pumpkin is Sugar Pumpkin (1860). The fruits are round and bright orange, and most are in the 4-5 pound range. The roasted seeds make good snack food.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 24 seeds
Young’s Beauty

Young’s Beauty is a pumpkin very similar to Sugar Pumpkin but many fruits weigh 10-12 lbs.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 24 seeds
Naked-Seeded Pumpkin

Naked-Seeded Pumpkin has 8-12 lb. well-shaped yellow-green fruits with strong stems. The large dark green seeds are completely hulless.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 24 seeds
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