(Red Kuri Winter Squash, Winter Squash)
A cultivar originating from Japan, winter squash ‘Red Kuri’ bears many teardrop-shaped, small to medium-sized fruits with brilliant red-orange skin. The smooth, golden-yellow flesh is rich, sweet, delicious, and excellent for pies and cooking. This squash is also a good keeper. Fruits ripen 90 to 95 days from sowing.
Cultivated since ancient times by Native Americans, winter squash are warm season, annual vines native to tropical South America. The rambling stems of these plants bear large,...
(Rouge Vif d'Etampes Pumpkin, Winter Pumpkin)
Both beautiful and delicious, the fruits of heirloom winter squash 'Rouge Vif d'Etampes' are broad and flattened, with vivid, orange-red skin. Mature fruits have orange flesh which is excellent for baking, but they can also be eaten like summer squash if picked when small and immature. Full-sized fruits ripen approximately 95 to 100 days from sowing.
Cultivated since ancient times by Native Americans, winter squash are warm season, annual vines originating from tropical South America. The...
(Speckled Hound Winter Squash, Winter Squash)
Both delicious and ornamental, the flattened, blocky fruits of ‘Speckled Hound’ are pale orange with beautiful, blue-green variegation. The dense, golden flesh has a deliciously sweet, nutty flavor, and is excellent for pies and cooking. This hybrid is tolerant to zucchini yellow mosaic virus. Fruits are ready for harvest 90 to 95 days from sowing.
Cultivated since ancient times by Native Americans, winter squash are warm season, annual vines native to tropical South America. The rambling...
(Sunshine Winter Squash, Winter Squash)
Winner of the prestigious All-America Selections award in 2004, hybrid winter squash 'Sunshine' bears many small, kabocha-type fruits with smooth, deep orange skin on relatively compact plants. The stringless flesh has a rich, sweet, nutty flavor, and is excellent for roasting, mashing or baking. Fruits are ready for harvest approximately 95 to 100 days from sowing.
Cultivated since ancient times by Native Americans, winter squash are warm season, annual vines originating from tropical South...
The sculptural quality of 'Triamble' compliments more brightly colored, curvaceous squash and gourds in decorative arrangements. Its three-lobed fruits have thick bluish gray skin and exceptional keeping abilities. Specimens can survive in a cool, dry location for well over a year without rotting. Its dark orange flesh is firm, dry and sweet. This cultivar is believed to have been bred in Australia because it was first documented in an Australian seed catalog from 1918 (Anderson & Company, Sydney,...
(Turk's Turban Winter Squash, Winter Squash)
A classic choice for autumn displays, the festive, multicolored fruits of ‘Turk’s Turban’ are unmistakable. The main body of this squash is flattened and bright red-orange, sometimes marked with dark green streaks. The blossom end bears a prominent, bulbous protrusion striped randomly with orange, green and white. Although used primarily for decoration, this old heirloom is of reasonably good eating quality. It also keeps well. Fruits ripen approximately 110 days from sowing.
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Butternut Squash, Cheese Pumpkin, Golden Cushaw Squash, Gourd, Pumpkin, Squash, Winter Crookneck Squash, Winter Squash)
This sprawling, warm season annual vine originates from the Americas, and has been cultivated since ancient times for its fleshy, nutritious fruits. A diverse species, Cucurbita moschata produces squash in a wide array of shapes, sizes and colors. Many of these are pumpkin-like in appearance, however, true pumpkins are actually members of the closely related species Cucurbita pepo.
These vining, tendril-producing plants can grow quickly to a very large size, and are covered...
(Blue Magic Winter Squash, Winter Squash)
This pretty hybrid winter squash produces small, rounded, Hubbard-shaped fruits with attractive ribbing and hard, pebbly, ghostly light blue skin. The dense, sweet, flavorful orange flesh is excellent for roasting and steaming. ‘Blue Magic’ makes an unusual but fun Jack-o-lantern, especially when other oddly shaped or colored winter squash are thrown in the mix! Fruits are ready for harvest approximately 95 days from sowing.
Like many winter squash, ‘Blue Magic’ is derived from the species...
Mark A. Miller
(Early Butternut Winter Squash, Winter Squash)
Winter squash ‘Early Butternut’ produces many large, meaty, pear-shaped fruits with smooth, light tan skin and deliciously sweet, deep, red-orange flesh. This variety has outstanding flavor, and is excellent whether roasted, steamed, or baked into pies. Four to five fruits are borne on each compact, bushy plant, and are ready for harvest approximately 75 to 90 days after sowing.
Butternut squash are derived from the species Cucurbita moschata, a warm season, annual vine originating...
This appealing hybrid winter squash adds pizzazz to fall displays and flavor to the winter table. Pumpkin-like in appearance, the somewhat flattened, medium-sized fruits have unique, tan-colored skin and deeply lobed, dramatically rounded segments. The sweet, bright orange flesh is excellent for baking and cooking. ‘Fairytale’ will keep for several months, and makes a fun and unique Jack-o’-Lantern. It is ready for harvest approximately 110 days from sowing.
Like many winter squash, ‘Fairytale’...