Squash

Squash Seeds

Squash is one of the fastest growing vegetables in the home garden. It comes in so many shapes, sizes, flavors, and colors. Squash has two main types: summer or winter. Both have excellent nutritional value and a wide range of uses.

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The Blue Hubbard Squash is a beautiful variety that is known for it's delicious taste and big size! This variety is slightly tapered at both ends and has a bumpy, blue outside, hence its name. The Blue Hubbard has a delicious, sweet, yellow flesh that has a wonderful flavor, making it great for market production or home garden. The plant's average yield is 1 or sometimes 2 fruits/plant.

The Italian Cocozelle is a bush type of squash plant that produces high yields of the long, tender, dark green fruits. This Italian zucchini is very flavorful and tender. This variety is best when harvested at 12" long or smaller. The Cocozelle is excellent for slicing, frying, and steaming and is also a good freezing and canning variety. Pick often when the squash is young to prolong harvest. Harvesting zucchini when it is young and tender offers the best flavor and eating quality. See the second picture for what the inside should look like when harvested.

The Baker's Choice Marbled F1 Squash is a butternut winter squash variety that has a long round to oval and bulbous shape. This squash has a high sugar content, making it one of the best tasting squashes around! This uniquely shaped winter squash is a must grow for both home and market growers.

Provides one of the strongest disease packages for "Spineless” types zucchinis. Produces high yields of high gloss fruit with a classic Spineless Beauty appearance. Open, erect plant with no spines for easy harvest. Adapts well to large patio containers.

The UFO F1 Gourd is a white saucer-shaped variety with short fingers that looks like it is out of this world, hence its name! Not only will these 8-10 ounce gourds blow you away with its unique looks, but also its flavor. This tasty variety grows on 5 foot vines and will produce a dozen fruits per plant.

The Yellow Bush Scallop Squash plant, also known as the Golden Custard, produces beautiful yellow scallops. This variety offers beautiful, bright yellow fruits with a rich, mellow flavor that is perfect for stuffing. The Yellow Bush Scallop offers high yields making it great for market production.

The Yellow Crookneck Squash is the perfect summer squash that has a mild, sweet and full flavored taste. The perfect time to pick this variety is when its young and about 6 inches in size. The inside of the Yellow Crookneck is very tender with a creamy consistency.

Just like its name, the Round Zucchini is an unusually shaped round variety. This Zucchini is great roasted in salads, baked, stuffed, stir-fried or made into zucchini bread. The mini, tender and delicious Round works especially well for stuffed zucchini recipes because of its unusual shape.

The Buttercup Burgess is a great squash with a nice, sweet flesh that keeps very well. This variety is a relatively early maturing winter squash. The Buttercup Burgess' plant is bushy and fairly compact.

Atlas hybrid butternut offers high yields of uniformly-sized and shaped fruit for market growers. Atlas matures in 110 days making it a mid-maturing squash. This plant has strong plant vigor and short vines. The fruit color is cream with dark orange flesh. This winter squash has a cylindrical shape with a slight bulb, making it ideal for processing.

San Isidro is a Mexican-type grey zucchini that is popular in gourmet dishes. Open, erect plants are nearly spineless reducing damage to fruit during harvest. Strong, durable plants are highly productive due to its ability to tolerate disease pressure. Adapts well to large patio containers.

Tai Guo bitter gourd is a widely grown variety of bitter melon! These large fruits have bright skin that is dark green in color with thick flesh. Tai Guo bitters are vigorous, fast growing in warmer climates. It is suggested to grow this gourd along supports. Taiwan Large Bitter is very productive and easy to grow, making it a favorite!

A beautiful patty pan that is dark green and high yielding. A glossy skin with ribbed edges. Relatively long and narrow peduncle for easy picking and fruits have a long shelf life after picking. Compact plant with an open growth habit. Organic

A beautiful patty pan that is yellow and high yielding. A glossy skin with ribbed edges. Relatively long and narrow peduncle for easy picking and fruits have a long shelf life after picking. Compact plant with an open growth habit. Organic

The Goldetti F1 Squash is a cylindrical golden orange winter squash variety with a dry stringy flesh resembling long, thin pasta. These 11 inch long squashes are ready to harvest when the skin becomes hardened and will keep for up to six months. The Goldetti is a wonderful pasta substitute and is best prepared whole in the microwave or baked.

Just like in its name, the Early Butternut is the earliest butternut on the market! This award-winning variety produces excellent yields of medium-sized fruits that are tan in color and have a blocky shape, with a sweet, dark orange flesh. The Early Butternut is highly uniform and well suited for fresh market growing, as well as home growing.

Try the Garden Spineless Zucchini once and you will be hooked! This F1 hybrid is an excellent home garden zucchini. This plant produces long cylindrical fruits on a scratchless open plant for easy pickings. These dark green flecked fruits show up well on the open plant!

Ebano produces cylindrical, dark green, attractive zucchini fruits. This plant has average vigor and strong support. Does best for early season growing. Harvested zucchinis have long shelf life making them ideal for markets and roadside stands.