Summer Crookneck Squash

 

squash  squash

An American institution, domesticated by Native North Americans before the Pilgrims. Listed as early as 1828 in the seed trade. Bush plants produce copious amounts of yellow summer squash with warted rinds that are best harvested and eaten young; at maturity the fruits are very ornamental. 55-60 days.

Plant 6-8 seeds on a 12″ diameter hill, 1″ deep, thin to 3-4 plants in full sun.

Sow seeds outdoors in 12″ diameter hills after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6′ apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out.

EACH PACKET CONTAINS 25 SEEDS


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Strawberry Crown Squash

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Mary Schultz of Monroe, Washington found this variety in Brazil in the late 1980s. She gave it to Glenn Drowns who introduced it to SSE in 1991. Beautiful brown bicolor squash with a blush of salmon at the crown. Fruits average 6 pounds. 90 days.

Plant 6-8 seeds on a 12″ diameter hill, 1″ deep, thin to 3-4 plants in full sun.

Sow seeds outdoors in 12″ diameter hills after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6′ apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out.

EACH PACKET CONTAINS 25 SEEDS


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Silver Edged Squash

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Grown primarily for its nutritious silver seeds which are easy to extract and hull. Seeds are delicious when roasted and are an important ingredient in Latin American cuisine. Beautiful white fruits with green mottled stripes may be round or pear-shaped. Unpalatable flesh. 110 days.

Plant 6-8 seeds on a 12″ diameter hill, 1″ deep, thin to 3-4 plants in full sun.

Sow seeds outdoors in 12″ diameter hills after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6′ apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out.

EACH PACKET CONTAINS 25 SEEDS


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Patisson Panache Jaune et Verte Squash

 

squash  squash

Sent to SSE by French member Bruno Defay. Creamy white scallop squash with green stripes, borne on bush plants with high yields. Good eating qualities when young, rock-hard ornamental when fully mature. 55-70 days.

Plant 6-8 seeds on a 12″ diameter hill, 1″ deep, thin to 3-4 plants in full sun.

Sow seeds outdoors in 12″ diameter hills after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6′ apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out.

EACH PACKET CONTAINS 25 SEEDS


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Lady Godiva Squash

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A “naked seeded” pumpkin developed by Allan K. Stoner and introduced by the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service in 1972. The gorgeous green seeds, which need no hulling, make a great snack food and are best roasted. Flesh is not suitable for eating, but they can be made into jack-o’-lanterns. 90-100 days.

Plant 6-8 seeds on a 12″ diameter hill, 1″ deep, thin to 3-4 plants in full sun.

Sow seeds outdoors in 12″ diameter hills after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6′ apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out.

EACH PACKET CONTAINS 25 SEEDS

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Guatemalan Blue Squash

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Belongs to the Banana group of squashes, noted for their fine table quality. This selection is dark “blue” with light stripes; golden-yellow flesh is thick and firm. Fruits range up to 20 inches in length and average 5 pounds. We like to keep this one in the refrigerator after the initial cutting and continue to slice off small rings that can be either baked or roasted. 90-95 days.

Plant 6-8 seeds on a 12″ diameter hill, 1″ deep, thin to 3-4 plants in full sun.

Sow seeds outdoors in 12″ diameter hills after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6′ apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out.

EACH PACKET CONTAINS 25 SEEDS.


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Fordhook Acorn Squash

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Introduced in 1890 by W. Atlee Burpee of Philadelphia and named for their Fordhook trial grounds at Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Vining plants with long fruits similar to acorn squash. Can be eaten fresh around 56 days or used for baking after 85 days. Fruits seldom weigh more than two pounds. Very hard to find.

Plant 6-8 seeds on a 12″ diameter hill, 1″ deep, thin to 3-4 plants in full sun.

Sow seeds outdoors in 12″ diameter hills after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6′ apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out.

EACH PACKET CONTAINS 25 SEEDS


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Burgess Buttercup Squash

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Introduced in 1932 by Burgess Seed & Plant Co. of Bloomington, Illinois. Buttercup has set the benchmark over the years for all other small winter squash. Flattened dark green turbans with a distinctive button on the blossom end. Typical fruits weigh 3-5 pounds. Super sweet brilliant orange flesh with very fine eating qualities. Rind is thin but very hard, medium length keeper. 85-100 days.

Plant 6-8 seeds on a 12″ diameter hill, 1″ deep, thin to 3-4 plants in full sun.

Sow seeds outdoors in 12″ diameter hills after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6′ apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out.

EACH PACKET CONTAINS 25 SEEDS


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Black Beauty Zucchini Squash

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The standard summer squash, introduced to U.S. markets in the 1920s. Compact everbearing bush plants are loaded with glossy green-black fruits with firm white flesh. Best eaten when under 8″ long. Excellent variety for freezing. 1957 All America Selections. 45-65 days.

Plant 6-8 seeds on a 12″ diameter hill, 1″ deep, thin to 3-4 plants in full sun.

Sow seeds outdoors in 12″ diameter hills after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6′ apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out.

EACH PACKET CONTAINS 25 SEEDS


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Anna Swartz Squash

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Family heirloom given to Anna Swartz by a friend in the 1950s; introduced commercially by SSE in 1999. Anna loved this variety because of its extremely hard shell and excellent storage ability. High quality flesh is the color of a sweet potato and has similar flavor. Fruits weigh 5-8 pounds. 90-100 days.

Plant 6-8 seeds on a 12″ diameter hill, 1″ deep, thin to 3-4 plants in full sun.

Sow seeds outdoors in 12″ diameter hills after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6′ apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out.

EACH PACKET CONTAINS 25 SEEDS


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