(C.Maxima) 90-100 days A large, peach-colored squash from 'down under' that has extra-thick, orange flesh that's of excellent quality; perfect for pies and baking. The fruit will keep in storage for a long period. Very rare Australian heirloom.
(C. Moschata) Small flavourful squash has dense orange flesh. These little squash were popular in Japan during the Edo period (1603-1867) and are making something of a comeback today. Dark green, deeply ridged fruit turn a deep burnt orange colour in storage. Perfect size for two people for dinner. Long keeper in storage and high yielding.
(C. Pepo) Dark green, almost black, skinned zucchini. Mild tasting fruit are at their best when small, up to 15 cm long. If they get away on you, use the larger fruit for stuffing and baking or grate and freeze it for winter baking. High levels of vitamins A and C as well as folate, potassium, manganese and fibre.
(C. Maxima) Huge, teardrop-shaped fruit weigh 15-40 lbs and have sweet, deep orange flesh. Great for baking, pies, and soup. The hard, blue-gray shell helps these keep for long periods in storage. Gregory Seed Company introduced this New England variety in 1909.
(C. Mixta) Large, white skinned with greenish cast streaks and pale yellow flesh. Rare heirloom from southern New Mexico. Pear shaped squash can reach 30 lbs. Best to give these as much of a head start as possible. Productive plants with sprawling vines.
(C. Pepo) Summer squash with bright yellow skin is best enjoyed when under 8 inches. Prolific production on bush plants. Introduce in 1973 by W. Atlee Burpee. Can be grown in large containers.
(Maxima) Blue grey striped banana shaped squash produced on productive plants. Thick orange flesh is very good for soup, pies, roasting or anything else. Up to 20" long and can weigh between 5 and 10 lbs.
(C. Maxima) Very good sweet orange flesh makes excellent pies, soup or roasted squash. The pinkish, banana shape squash can weigh between 10 - 40 lbs. This heirloom variety is over 100 years old. Productive rambling plants need lots of room.
(C. Moschata) French Heirloom. This very long necked squash with a butternut shape can get large, up to 1 m in length.
(C. Moschata) A popular 19th century Pennsylvania variety that is still grown in many Amish communities. Sometimes called "Neck Pumpkin" because of its long, flesh-filled neck. It kind of resembles a giant butternut squash with a very long neck; they can reach 20 lbs in size! The flesh is superb, being deep orange and richly flavored. A good keeper.
(C. Maxima) 92 days. Orange-red, squash have smooth, dry flesh. Plants produce 2-3 kg. fruit that ripen even in short season gardens. Also known as Baby Red Hubbard or Orange Hokkaido. Very high in beta-carotene.
(C. Maxima) Great storage squash introduced commercially by Hiram Sibley & Co of New York in 1887. It is a grayish-blue, teardrop shaped, banana type squash with sweet orange flesh. Flesh becomes dryer and richer with storage. Weighs 10 lbs and up. The plant has vigorous vines that when ready suddenly have squash all over.
(C. Pepo) Cream colored squash that has dark green stripes that fade to orange in storage. Grows 4-5" in diameter with flesh that turns golden and very sweet. Great for baking, soup or stuffing. Extremely productive.
(C. Mixta) An old American Heirloom, pear shaped squash, cream coloured and can have faint green stripes. May grow to be 10 - 20 lbs. Cream coloured flesh. Large vines yield well. Good keepers.
(C. Pepo) This squash is a family heirloom from Thelma Sanders in Missouri. The acorn-shaped are deeply-ridged, with cream-coloured skin that ripens to light gold. The plant is very productive and are also excellent keepers. A great short season winter squash!
(C. Moschata) Oval green coloured 4 - 10 lb squash with thin skin. Very sweet and dry flesh. Russian commercial variety.