No summer garden is complete without squash. Grow a giant zucchini for the County Fair! Plus delicious squashes to savor all winter.
Heirloom yet uncommon Japanese squash with deeply ribbed, bumpy skin that cures from deep black-green to blue-gray to orange buff. Some people think they’re ugly, others think they’re beautiful – but all agree, they’re delicious! Thin edible skin, and fine, sweet nutty flavor that deepens in storage. Productive vines have a medium sprawl and very heavy fruit set.
Butter and brown sugar aren’t needed when eating Bush Delicata! Delicious smooth, super sweet and mildly nutty flavor. Compact plants are four feet wide. Delicata squash almost disappeared after the Great Depression, but the “Bush” variety, developed by Cornell, has greater resistance to powdery mildew. Stores well.
Personal-sized mini butternuts with deep orange flesh are deliciously sweet, moist and rich. Space-saving semi-bush plants at three to four feet can be trained up a trellis to save garden space. Intermediate resistance to powdery mildew. Ripens early and stores well.
Connecticut Field Pumpkin
Grow your own Jack-o’-Lantern!
This is the traditional American pumpkin, grown by Native Americans prior to European contact. One of the oldest field pumpkins in existence, known since 1700. Deep orange yellow classic globe-shaped pumpkins are 15 to 25 pounds. Large vines need room.
New England Pie Pumpkin
If you love pumpkin pie, New England Pie is the pumpkin for you! The rich flavor and sweetness stand up well in baking, making this the ultimate pumpkin for pies and breads. First described in 1863, this is the noted small sugar pumpkin of New England. Four to five pound fruits with thick walls and sweet stringless flesh, plus lots of seeds for roasting. Sprawling vines.
Wheat-free, low carb “noodles”! Unique flesh that separates into strands similar to spaghetti when cooked. Originally developed in Japan, spaghetti squash came to the American dinner table in the 1930s as “vegetable spaghetti.” Harvest when bright yellow with perfectly smooth skin. Stores well.
A famous French heirloom variety derived from the Japanese Red Kuri, Potimarron is a combination of “pumpkin” (potiron) and “chestnut” (marron), for its chestnut-like, sweet, nutty, delicious flavor. Stunning deep red orange color similar to Red Kuri but with greater depth of flavor. Vigorous, long vines. Excellent for storage.
If you don’t have enough room for winter squash, think again! This strong single-stem bushy plant is very productive and respectful of your garden space.
Traditional acorn ribbing and color, and golden flesh with very sweet, nutty flavor.
Bennings Green Tint
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A very pretty, pale green scalloped squash with excellent flavor and firm texture.
Rated by many as the best-tasting summer squash, especially if picked when less than three inches in diameter.
Benning's Green Tint is an old variety that was developed by Charles N. Farr, a market grower from Benning, a Washington, D.C., neighborhood. He selected for creamy but firm texture and early maturity.
Vigorous three foot bushy plants produce heavily.
Black Beauty Zucchini
Black Beauty is named for its almost-black glossy dark green skin and contrasting creamy white flesh. The bush-type plants are very productive and can be grown in large containers.
On its way to heirloom status, as it was a 1957 All America Selections winner and is one of the most popular squash varieties in the second half of the 20th century.
Costata Romanesco Zucchini
The famous ribbed and striped Italian heirloom with a distinctively sweet, mildly nutty flavor. Delicious raw or cooked, prized by chefs.
Big sprawling plants produce prolifically, with a bonus of very large male blossoms for stuffing.
Win a ribbon at the County Fair. This zucchini can reach 20 pounds!
Sunburst Patty Pan
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A beautiful butter yellow scallop with tender, buttery flavor.
Each fruit is accented with a small dark green ring.
The name "patty pan" comes from "a pan for baking a patty." Its French name, "pâtisson," derives from a Provençal word for a cake made in a scalloped mold.
Best flavor and texture at less than three inches.
A 1985 All America Selections winner.
When the colonists arrived in the New World, they discovered crookneck squashes in Native American gardens alongside corn and beans. Yellow crooknecks became a crucial source of food for the settlers.
Yellow Crookneck is mild, buttery and sweet with a tender, creamy consistency.
Best picked small, at four to five inches. Vigorous three to four foot bushes provide an abundance of squash.
A creamy yellow early straightneck summer squash with tender fruit. Perfect to slice for grilling. Though most squashes originated in Mesoamerica, yellow straightnecks were likely domesticated in the eastern United States by Native Americans.
Fruits are best when small and firm, at eight inches or less. Vigorous and productive plants.
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