(Squash, Survivor Squash)
This sprawling, warm-season annual vine originates from Mesoamerica, from Mexico to Costa Rica. Botanists believe the cushaw squash was first cultivated about 7,000 years ago in southern Mexico. Traditionally the flowers, stems and both immature and mature fruits were eaten. When compared to its close cousins, Cucurbita pepo and C. moschata, the fruits of C. argyrosperma are less flavorful and lower in quality for eating overall but they are decorative.
(Pumpkin, Winter Squash)
Originating from South America, winter squash have been cultivated since ancient times by Native American peoples, and are prized today for both their culinary and decorative qualities. Most mature late in the season, and come in a variety of interesting shapes and festive colors.
The rambling stems of these warm season, annual vines bear large, golden yellow, trumpet shaped blossoms. Both male and female flowers appear on the same plant, and are pollinated by bees. The male flowers appear...
(Atlantic Giant Pumpkin, Pumpkin)
The massive ‘Atlantic Giant’ is known to have produced some of the world's largest pumpkins. Usually grown for size, display and competition, the fruits of this heirloom winter squash have sometimes approached 1000 pounds (455 kg), but 400-500 pound (180-225 kg) specimens are much more common. The fruits are rounded to broadly obese and almost lumpy, with light orange to orange-yellow rinds and thick, golden flesh that is also good for cooking. They ripen approximately 120 days from sowing.
(Big Max Pumpkin, Pumpkin)
Living up to its name, ‘Big Max’ produces large, rounded pumpkins which can exceed 100 pounds (45 kg) and 70 inches (176 cm) in diameter. The fruits have a bright orange rind surrounding thick, orange-yellow flesh which is good for pies. They are ready for harvest approximately 110 to 120 days from sowing.
Pumpkins and winter squash originate from tropical South America and have been long cultivated by Native Americans. Round, orange types such as 'Big Max' are often called pumpkins, though...
Winner of the prestigious All-America Selections award in 2005, hybrid winter squash ‘Bonbon’ bears many squat, blocky, deep green fruits which are larger than most other buttercup types. The tasty, sweet, deep orange flesh is perfect for roasting, mashing or baking. Fruits are borne on vigorous vines approximately 95 days from sowing.
Cultivated since ancient times by Native Americans, winter squash are warm season, annual vines originating from tropical South America. The rambling stems...
(Brodé Galeux d'Eysines Pumpkin, Winter Pumpkin)
What a spectacular winter squash! The name of this French heirloom cultivar translates to "embroidered with pebbles from Eysines” and is often truncated to ‘Galeux d'Eysines.’ As its name suggests, it originates from Eysines, a village in Gironde, Bordeaux, France. Its highly decorative, flattened fruits are salmon-beige and riddled with peanut-shaped tan warts that weave across the surface of the squash as if embroidered by nature. The dense bright orange flesh within is outstanding for baked goods,...
(Burgess Buttercup Squash, Winter Squash)
Winter squash 'Burgess Buttercup' bears squat, rounded turban-shaped fruit with hard, dark green rinds marked with pale ribbing. A heavy producer, it may yield up to 20 volleyball-sized fruits per plant. The smooth, semi-dry, bright golden yellow to orange flesh has outstanding flavor, and is great for soups and roasting. Fruits ripen approximately 90 to 100 days from sowing.
Originating from tropical South America, winter squash have been cultivated since ancient times by Native Americans....
(Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin, Winter Pumpkin)
Usually grown for size, display and competition, 'Dill's Atlantic Giant' is known to have produced some of the world's largest pumpkins. Similar to the heirloom 'Atlantic Giant', the fruits of this cultivar tend to be even larger. Some have exceeded 1000 pounds (455 kg), but 400-500 pound (180-225 kg) specimens are much more common. Rounded to broadly obese in shape, they have smooth, somewhat lumpy light orange to orange-yellow skin and thick, golden flesh that is also good for cooking. The...
(Golden Delicious Winter Squash, Winter Squash)
Originally introduced in 1926, winter squash ‘Golden Delicious’ is a cross between the heirloom cultivars ‘Boston Marrow’ and ‘Delicious’. The rounded, basketball-sized fruits are pointed at the stem and blossoms ends, and have deep red-orange, warty skin. The smooth, orange-yellow flesh is quite tasty and fine for baking, canning or freezing. This squash is also a good keeper. Fruits are ready for harvest approximately 100 days from sowing.
Cultivated since ancient times by Native Americans,...
(Golden Hubbard Squash, Winter Squash)
Heirloom winter squash 'Golden Hubbard' bears numerous large, pear-shaped, golden-orange fruits with leathery, often warty, tan-striped skin. The tasty orange flesh is great for soups and roasting, and also cans and freezes well. Fruits ripen approximately 95 to 100 days from sowing.
Cultivated since ancient times by Native Americans, pumpkins and winter squash are warm season, annual vines originating from tropical South America. The rambling stems of these plants bear large, golden yellow,...