This pretty winter squash produces a generous crop of squat, creamy white fruits marked with dark green stripes and bright orange mottling. The flesh inside is dense, smooth, super sweet, and surrounds a very small seed cavity. ‘Sweet Dumpling’ is also a good keeper. Fruits are ready for harvest approximately 110 days from sowing.
Like many winter squash, ‘Sweet Dumpling’ is a member of the New World species Cucurbita pepo. These warm season, annual vines are monoecious, meaning single...
This beautiful acorn squash has smooth, bright yellow-orange skin surrounding dense, pale golden flesh which is delicious, sweet and nutty. As an added bonus, ‘Table Gold Acorn’ can be used as a summer squash if picked when very young and tender. The fruits are fully ripe approximately 90 days from sowing, and are borne on bushy plants which fit nicely into smaller gardens.
Like many winter squash cultivars, ‘Table Gold Acorn’ is a member of the New World species Cucurbita pepo. These...
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(Ornamental Gourd, Ten Commandments Gourd)
This ornamental gourd mixture brings unique shapes and a kaleidoscope of colors to fall arrangements and decorating schemes. The rounded, crown-of-thorns type fruits feature five pairs of distinctive, incurving prongs pointing towards the blossom end, and appear in many striped combinations and solid shades of white, golden yellow, ivory and green. If picked when very small, they may also be eaten as summer squash. Fruits are fully ripe approximately 125 days from sowing.
As with many smaller...
The species Cucurbita pepo has been cultivated since ancient times by Native Americans, and includes true pumpkins and winter gourds as well as many varieties of summer squash and zucchini. These popular vegetables (technically fruits) are warm season annual vines, although compact bush-type varieties have been developed. They are New World plants grown widely by many cultures throughout the world and appear in a fantastic array of colors, shapes and sizes.
The plants are monoecious,...
The pumpkin cultivar 'Trax Field' produces round, medium-large, deep orange fruits that ripen late in the growing season. The slightly ribbed, hard-shelled, jack-o-lantern-size pumpkins are borne on dark green stems. They weigh about 25 pounds (11 kg) on average. This variety grows from seed to harvest in 100 days.
Like other true pumpkins, ‘Wolf’ is a member of the New World species Cucurbita pepo. These warm season, annual vines are monoecious, meaning single plants bear separate...
This cute pumpkin has a little something for everyone. Perfect for carving, the smallish, rounded, bright orange fruits are just the right size for younger children. The flesh is tasty for pies, and the very thin-hulled seeds are especially delicious roasted with a bit of olive oil and a sprinkling of salt. ‘Triple Treat’ is ready for harvest approximately 110 days from sowing.
Like other true pumpkins, ‘Triple Treat’ is derived from the New World species Cucurbita pepo. These warm...
One can’t help but smile at the sight of these adorable mini-pumpkins. A 1999 All-America Selections winner, ‘Wee-B-Little’ is a true pumpkin, unlike the popular cultivar ‘Jack Be Little’. The rounded, lightly ribbed, baseball-sized fruits have smooth, bright orange skin and squat, sturdy stems. Just right for single servings, they make a festive presentation when hollowed out and baked with a bit of butter and brown sugar. They are borne generously on compact, bushy plants, and ripen approximately...
(Pattypan Squash, Summer Squash, White Bush Scallop Summer Squash)
Both decorative and delicious, this heirloom yields many rounded, flattish, patty-pan type fruits with beautifully scalloped edges and smooth, creamy-white skin. The tender, tasty squash make an especially lovely presentation when picked very small and sautéed whole. They are ready for harvest approximately 50 days from sowing.
Like many summer squash, ‘White Bush Scallop’ is a member of the New World species Cucurbita pepo. These warm season, annual vines are monoecious, meaning...
Heirloom gourd ‘White Crown of Thorns’ adds soft color and textural interest to fall table arrangements and decorating schemes. The rounded, creamy-white fruits feature five pairs of distinctive, incurving prongs pointing towards the blossom end, which do indeed resemble a thorny crown. Beautiful but inedible, they are ready for harvest approximately 95 days from sowing.
As with many smaller ornamental gourds, ‘White Crown of Thorns’ is a member of the New World species Cucurbita pepo,...
(Pumpkin, Winter Luxury Pumpkin)
This beautiful heirloom pumpkin has a little something for everyone. The small to medium-sized, round, orange fruits have beautiful netted skin and are just the right size for young children to carve. Its skin is also quite thin, which makes carving a bit easier but reduces keeping longevity. The flesh is some of the sweetest for pies and the thin-hulled seeds are delicious roasted with a bit of olive oil and a sprinkling of salt and pepper. 'Winter Luxury' was introduced in 1893 by Johnson & Stokes...