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PUMPKINS

Soil pH 6.0 to 7.0 - Sow the seeds after all danger of frost has passed in a sunny location of the garden. Sow the seeds one inch deep, 4 feet apart, in rows 6 feet apart.  Work plenty of compost into the soil before planting, as pumpkins are heavy feeders. Mulch with black plastic to help retain moisture in the soil as well as controlling weed growth, and remember to fertilize your pumpkin patch monthly.  Rotenone or pyrethrum may be used to stop squash bugs and beetles.  Pumpkins take a lot of space in the garden, but are fun to watch grow, as well as to eat!

#87 - AMISH PIE (Cucurbita maxima) 100 days – This excellent Amish variety is a great choice for canning.  The thick, orange flesh is sweet and moist – perfect for pies!  Can weigh up to 75 pounds.
PKT. - 10 seeds - $2.00

#82 - BIG MAX PUMPKIN (Cucurbita maxima) 120 days -Huge pumpkins grow to 100 pounds or more!  The fruits are nearly round, with slightly rough, red-orange skin.  The flesh is a bright yellow-orange color and is 3 to 4 inches thick.  Great for pies and canning, as well as mammoth Jack-O-Lanterns!   Kids love growing them!
PKT. - 10 seeds - $1.25
#O82 - PKT. - 10 seeds - $2.00 - CERTIFIED ORGANIC

#85 – CASPER (Cucurbita pepo)100 days -  Great for Halloween jack-o-lanterns!  The white skin of this pumpkin has a bluish hue, giving it that “spooky” look.  These pumpkins are 8–10 inches in diameter and weigh 10-20 pounds. The flesh has a fine flavor and can be used just like winter squash or for making delicious pies!
PKT. - 10 seeds - $1.25
#O85 - PKT. - 10 seeds - $2.00 - CERTIFIED ORGANIC

#O88 CHEYENNE BUSH PUMPKIN (Cucurbita pepo) 80-90 days - A terrific choice for those with a shorter growing season or limited growing space.  This early variety delivers high yields of 7 pound fruits on smaller, bush vines.
PKT - 10 seeds - $2.00

#86 – CINDERELLA (ROUGE VIF d’ ETAMPES)  (Cucurbita maxima)  95 days – A delightful French heirloom prized for its beauty!  The shiny, red/orange, flat fruits are only 6" deep, but 18" in diameter.  They have narrow, deeply ribbed sections, rough bumpy skin and can grow to 40 pounds.  Very unique!
PKT. – 5 seeds - $1.25

#81 - CONNECTICUT FIELD (Cucurbita pepo) 110 days - This old heirloom variety weights 25 pounds or more, and is perfect for Halloween decorating!   A terrific choice for Thanksgiving pies!
PKT. - 15 seeds - $1.25

#88 - CORNFIELD PUMPKIN (Cucurbita pepo) 90 days  - Farmers found this a good choice to grow between their corn crops. The perfectly shaped 10-15 pound fruits are great for pies or jack-o-lanterns. If space is a problem for you, why not borrow this idea?
PKT. - 10 seeds - $2.00

#892 - CUSHAW, GREEN STRIPED (Cucurbita mixta) 75-115 days- An old favorite from the Caribbean that dates back to pre-1893. The 12-15 pound fruits have a hard, thin, green and white mottled rind. The sweet, pale yellow flesh is good for pies or canning. Very prolific.
PKT. - 15 seeds - $1.25

#84 – DILL'S ATLANTIC GIANT  (Cucurbita maxima) 120 days -  This is the one to grow for giant pumpkins!  With good care, these pumpkins can weigh up to 400 pounds or more!   Huge, round, fruit with bright orange skin.   The thick flesh can be used to make many great tasting pies!
PKT. – 5 seeds - $1.25

#893 - FAIRYTALE PUMPKIN Cucurbita pepo  100 - 110 days - This uniquely shaped variety has deeply pleated ridges and an orange/tan color. The 8” deep by 16” wide fruits weigh anywhere between 10-30 pounds. The sweet, dense flesh is delicious when cooked. Similar to Rouge Vif d' Etampes, but with heavier ribbing.
PKT. - 10 seeds - $1.25

#83 - JACK BE LITTLE (Cucurbita pepo) 90 days   - These miniature pumpkins are great for decorating! The  2"x 3" pumpkins are dark orange in color, and tiny enough to fit in the palm of your hand! Grow your own unique Thanksgiving  decorations this year!
PKT. - 10 seeds - $1.25

#894 - JARRADALE
(Cucurbita maxima) 95-100 days - An Australian favorite with superb eating and baking qualities. The very deeply ribbed, 12-20 pound fruits have a hard, blue/grey skin with sweet yellow/orange, stringless flesh. This rare variety keeps well in storage.
PKT. - 10 seeds - $1.25

#80 - NEW ENGLAND PIE (Cucurbita pepo) 105 days - The ideal pumpkin for making pies! With its small, 5 to 8 pound weight, they make cute mini jack-o-lanterns!  The bright orange skin is good for carving, while the flesh has excellent flavor!
PKT. - 15 seeds - $1.25
#O90 - PKT. - 15 seeds - $2.00 - CERTIFIED ORGANIC

#891 YELLOW OF PARIS (Cucurbita pepo) 110 days - This wonderful French variety bears large, yellow fruits that can weigh up to 25 pounds. Delicious when pureed for soups; excellent quality for pies.
PKT. - 10 seeds - $1.25


WINTER SQUASH

Soil pH 6.0 to 7.0 - Sow the seeds outside after all danger of frost has passed.  Sow the seeds 1 inch deep, 2 foot apart, in rows 4 to 5 feet apart, in a sunny location of your garden.  Work plenty of compost into the soil before planting and fertilize monthly during the growing season. Mulch with black plastic to help retain moisture in the soil and control weeds. Harvest  the squash when the skin is tough and cannot be pierced with your fingernail.  Store  the squash in a cool, dry place for winter use.

#9006 - BLUE HUBBARD (Cucurbita maxima) 120 days - The best squash for winter storage!  This New England heirloom has fine grained, yellow-orange flesh, with a very sweet flavor.  These blue-green squash are huge, often weighing 15 to 30 pounds, and is a very productive variety!
PKT. - 15 seeds - $1.25

#98 - BUTTERCUP (Cucurbita maxima) 100 days - This old heirloom was first introduced in 1920, and many believe this is still the best tasting winter squash! The dark green, turban shaped fruit has thick, dry, orange flesh, and average 4 to 5 pounds each.  Simply delicious!
PKT. - 20 seeds - $1.25
#O98 - PKT. - 20 seeds - $2.00 - CERTIFIED ORGANIC

#9001 - BUTTERNUT (Cucurbita moschata) 90 days - This all time favorite is a light tan color, with rich golden-orange flesh. The bottle shaped fruit average 3 to 5 pounds each, and are great tasting!  A good variety for winter storage!
PKT. - 20 seeds - $1.25
#O9001 - PKT. - 20 seeds - $2.00 - CERTIFIED ORGANIC

#9013 - GOLDEN DELICIOUS  (Cucurbita maxima) 100 days - This high yielding variety produces 8 pound, heart shaped fruits. The striking red-orange skin contains the thick, finely grained orange-yellow, delicious flesh. A great keeper, but also cans and freezes well.
PKT. - 20 seeds - $1.25

#9008 – LONG ISLAND CHEESE  (Cuburbita moschata) 71-108 days - Named because of its resemblance to a wheel of cheese.  The 6-10 pound flat, ribbed, buff colored fruits are great keepers.  A favorite for pie making by locals in the New York/New Jersey area!
PKT. - 15 seeds - $1.25 <>

9014 - PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH CROOKNECK  
(
Cucurbita moschata)   100 days – The neck of this large 10-20 pound squash contains thick, sweet, orange flesh – perfect for slicing and baking, or scooping for pies.  This easy-to-cook variety has been a favorite of the PA Dutch for generations.
PKT. - 15 seeds - $1.50
#O9014 - PKT. - 10 seeds - $2.00 - CERTIFIED ORGANIC

#9010 – QUEENSLAND BLUE  (Cuburbita maxima) 100-120 days  Delightful winter squash that hails from Australia.  The blue skinned fruits are flat, deeply ribbed, and weigh 12-20 lbs. at maturity.  The semi-sweet flesh is very flavorful and rich.  A good keeper!
PKT. - 10 seeds - $1.25

#9002 - SPAGHETTI  (Cucurbita pepo) 100 days-  This unusual variety is filled with strands of squash similar to spaghetti!   To serve, simply bake, then scoop the strands out, and serve just like pasta.  Unique!
PKT. - 20 seeds - $1.25
#O9002 - PKT. - 20 seeds - $2.00 - CERTIFIED ORGANIC

#96 - SWEET POTATO SQUASH (Cucurbita pepo) 100 days - This delicious variety is 6 inches long by 3 inches in diameter, and has very sweet flesh. The perfect sized squash for serving 1 or 2 people.  A good variety for storage.  One of our best sellers!
PKT. - 20 seeds - $1.25
#O96 - PKT. - 20 seeds - $2.00 - CERTIFIED ORGANIC

#97 - TABLE QUEEN (Cucurbita pepo) 80 days - This heirloom was first introduced in 1913, and is still an excellent seller today!  This acorn type squash has dark green skin with sweet, yellow flesh that grow on 6 to 8 foot vines.   The tasty fruits of this variety store 4 to 6 weeks.
PKT. - 20 seeds - $1.25

#9015 - TURK’S TURBAN   (Cucurbita maxima)   90-100 days -  Highly decorative and colorful, this heirloom dates back to pre-1800.  The 5-8 pound fruits have a distinctive cap on top and are visually appealing with its beautiful red, orange and yellow markings.  Fair table quality; excellent for autumn displays.
PKT. - 15 seeds - $1.25

#9021 - WINTER HARVEST MIX  80-110 days - This nice mixture of winter squashes will provide you with the variety you crave. Whether they're steamed, sautéed, or roasted, this selection is sure to please your palate. A great way to have a wonderful selection of winter squashes to choose from this season.
PKT. - 20 seeds - $2.00


SUMMER SQUASH

Soil pH 6.0 to 7.0 - Sow the seeds outside in a sunny location, after all danger of frost has passed.  Plant the seeds 1 inch deep, about 2 feet apart, and at least 4 feet away from other vegetable rows.  Hint: A very good method of planting is to sow 5 to 6 seeds in the middle of a 4' x 4' raised bed, thinning to two plants per bed.  Work plenty of compost into the soil before planting. Squash is a heavy feeder and should be fertilized monthly during the growing season. Rotenone or pyrethrum may be used to control cucumber beetles.

#9016 - BENNINGS GREEN TINT SCALLOP  50 days  - An heirloom variety introduced in 1914. This pale-green, patty-pan type has scalloped edges and finely textured flesh. Delicious sautéed, or use in any recipe calling for summer squash. Heavy yielding variety.
PKT. - 20 seeds - $1.25
#O9016 - PKT. - 20 seeds - $2.00 - CERTIFIED ORGANIC

#O9017 - BLACK BEAUTY SQUASH   60 days - This heirloom variety was first introduced to U.S. markets in the 1920's. The semi-upright plants produce a heavy crop of blocky, dark green/black fruits, with a creamy, white interior. Excellent all purpose zucchini.
PKT. - 20 seeds - $2.00 - CERTIFIED ORGANIC

#94 - BLACK ZUCCHINI (Cucurbita pepo) 45 days - This old variety was first introduced in 1931. The fruits are dark green-black in color with crisp, fine-textured green/white flesh. Best picked when 6 to 8 inches long. These vigorous bush plants will produce all summer long!
PKT. - 20 seeds - $1.25

#9018 - CASERTA SQUASH  50-57 days  - An All-American Selection in 1949, this early variety promises a bumper crop of green-striped fruits with a creamy-white interior. The mild flavor makes it wonderful when fried or used in casseroles. A cut-leaf, semi-open bush plant.
PKT. - 20 seeds - $1.25

#93 - DARK GREEN ZUCCHINI (Cucurbita pepo) 55 days - This variety was first introduced in 1931, and is still one of our most popular squash!  The bush plants take up less room in the garden, while still producing plenty of straight, smooth, dark green mottled fruit with  green-white interiors.  A very prolific variety that has excellent taste!
PKT. - 20 seeds - $1.25
#O93 - PKT. - 20 seeds - $2.00

#9012 - EARLY PROLIFIC STRAIGHTNECK (Cucurbita pepo) 50 days - An easy to grow variety that keeps producing all season long. The straight, bright yellow fruits are best picked when 5 inches long. Delicious!
PKT. – 20 seeds - $1.25

#O9012 - PKT. - 20 seeds - $2.00 - CERTIFIED ORGANIC

9011 - GOLDEN SCALLOP  (Cucurbita pepo) 60-68 days – A very prolific bush variety that yields round, flat yellow discs with a lovely, scalloped edge.  The mild and firm light green flesh is delicious!
PKT. - 20 seeds - $1.25

9007 – GOLDEN ZUCCHINI (Cucurbita pepo) 55 days These bush plants produce beautiful, bright gold, cylindrical fruits, making a nice contrast to the usual squash colors.  Not quite as productive as the green varieties, but with an excellent taste that makes up for it!
PKT . – 20 seeds - $1.25

#9004 - GREY ZUCCHINI (Cucurbita pepo) 48 days - This semi-bush plant is an excellent home garden variety!  The green skinned fruit, flecked with grey color, has a delicious flavor.  This is a heavy yielding variety that produces over a long period.
PKT. - 20 seeds - $1.25

#90 - ITALIAN VEGETABLE MARROW (Cucurbita pepo) 60 days -This old variety from Italy yields excellent quality dark green fruit, with light green stripes.  A delicious and prolific squash; grow and use like zucchini.   As with other varieties of summer squash, best picked when 8 inches long.  A long time favorite!
PKT. - 20 seeds - $1.25

#9017 - LEBANESE WHITE BUSH  50 days - The flat, round fruits have delicately scalloped edge and a creamy-white interior. Nice mild flavor and good texture. Pick when young for mini-gourmet veggies and shish-ka-bobs.
PKT. - 20 seeds - $1.25

#9005 - ROUND ZUCCHINI (Cucurbita pepo) 45 days - This bush variety of squash grows many greenish-grey, 2 1/2 inch, globe shaped fruit.  A terrific choice for stuffing!  A very unique and tasty home garden variety!
PKT. - 20 seeds - $1.25

#9019 - STRAITA de ITALIA SQUASH 50-60 days  - This Italian variety has superb flavor and texture, and produces over a long season. Harvest the green- striped fruits when young. Produces many flowers suitable for frying. Large, bushy, open plants.
PKT. - 15 seeds - $1.25

#9020 - SUMMER MEDLEY  50-65 days - A good way to try different types of summer squash this summer. Included in this blend of summer squash are Golden, Black, Grey, and White varieties. Delicious and always tasty, whether sautéed, baked or fried.
PKT. - 20 seeds - $2.00

#91 - WHITE PATTY PAN (Cucurbita pepo) 55 days - A very prolific early squash. The flat, 7 inch fruit  has deeply scalloped edges and tender white flesh.  This variety was used by the North American Indian tribes before the European settlers arrived!
PKT. - 20 seeds - $1.25

#92 - YELLOW CROOKNECK (Cucurbita pepo) 60 days - This old variety has a distinctive buttery flavor and is deep yellow  in color, with a curved neck and plump blossom end. For a continuous harvest all summer long, pick when the squash are 6 inches long.  Simply delicious!
PKT. - 20 seeds - $1.25
#O92 - PKT. - 20 seeds - $2.00 - CERTIFIED ORGANIC


GOURDS

Soil pH 6.0 to 7.0 - Sow the seeds outside in a sunny location after all danger of frost has passed.  Plant the seeds one inch deep, 2 feet apart, and at least 4 feet away from other vegetable rows.  Gourds are ornamental, and are not for human consumption.

#5111 – BIRDHOUSE (Lagenaria siceraria) 125 daysThe large, round bottom section of this gourd connects to a narrow neck with a smaller, round upper section. The perfect selection for assisting our feathered friends! Harvest the gourds when the skin turns a white-brown color, then  dry thoroughly to make a durable bird house. Due to its long growing time, northern gardeners should start inside and transplant to a sunny location outside after the last spring frost.
PKT. – 15 seeds - $1.25

# 5117 - BLISTER GOURD (Lagenaria siceraria) 120 days – This apple-shaped 9 x 12 inch, light green gourd is entirely covered with warts. Very decorative; a good choice for autumn displays and decorating.
PKT. – 15 seeds - $1.25

#5116 – BOTTLE MARTINHOUSE (Lagenaria siceraria)  90-110 days - Similar in shape and size to the Birdhouse gourd, except this variety has a slightly longer neck.  Perfect for making hanging birdhouses to attract colonies of Purple Martins, but also great for crafts!  Start indoors for areas with short growing seasons.
PKT. - 15 seeds - $1.25

#5118 - BUSHEL GOURD   (Lagenaria siceraria) 110-130 days – This unusual variety is perfect used either as a container or for crafts. The huge fruits can grow 3-5 feet in diameter, with a weight of 25-50 pounds. Drying the gourd after harvesting produces a less heavy, more manageable size.
PKT. – 15 seeds - $1.25

#5110 – DIPPER (Lagenaria siceraria) 125 daysThis unique gourdhas a4 inch oval end and is attached to a 12 inch  “handle”.  Dry the fruits to make handy, durable utensils for dipping liquids or grains!   Due to its long growing time, northern gardeners should start inside and transplant to a sunny location outside after the last spring frost.
PKT. – 15 seeds - $1.25

5115 – LARGE MIXED (Lagenaria siceraria) 125 days – A terrific selection of larger varieties, including bottle, bushel, calabash, caveman’s  club, corsican, cucuzzi, dipper, longa di pergola and syphon.  Start indoors for areas with a short growing season.  A great assortment!
PKT. - 15 seeds - $1.25

#5113 - LUFFA (Luffa cylindrica) 130 days - A very unique variety, often used as sponges for bathing.  After curing, remove the seeds from inside, peel away the skin and pulp, and bathe with this enviromentally-friendly gift of nature!  Due to its long growing time, northern gardeners should start inside and transplant to a sunny location outside after the last spring frost.
PKT. - 15 seeds - $1.25

#5112 – ORNAMENTAL SMALL MIX  (Cucurbita pepo) 95 daysA  delightful mix of small, early type gourds, including flat-striped, yellow-warted, crown of thorns, spoon, nestegg, apple and others!   A very attractive and unique collection for fall decorations!
PKT. – 20 seeds - $1.25

#5119 - SNAKE GOURD  (Lagenaria siceraria) 180 days - This thin, 18" x 3" diameter gourd is the perfect shaped to use for rattles, rain sticks, and fake snakes. A very unusual gourd that can also be used in autumn decorations.
PKT. – 15 seeds - $1.25

#5114 - SPECKLED SWAN (Lagenaria siceraria) 125 days - Very attractive swan-shaped gourds, with long graceful "necks" curving down towards their bodies.  Beautiful speckled green flesh make unique fall decorations!  Start indoors for areas with short growing seasons.
PKT. - 15 seeds - $1.25

#5109 - TEN COMMANDMENTS  (C. pepo) 95 days - This ornamental mix of speckled, multicolors and stripes will add a festive flair to fall decorating. The grapefruit-sized fruits have 5 pairs of protruding spines that face the blossom end.
PKT. - 15 seeds - $1.25


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COOKING WITH WINTER SQUASH AND PUMPKINS
by Mary Anna Dusablon - 32 pages
Winter squash and pumpkins are one of the easiest crops to store during the winter months without the hassle of canning or freezing.  This book tells how to prepare squash and pumpkins and turn them into tasty dishes at the dinner table.  Many recipes are included in this informative booklet.  From the garden, to storage, to the dinner table, it's all covered.
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Now you can easily estimate the weight of your giant pumpkin.  This special tape measure reads both inches and the corresponding poundage that measurement should equal.  This tape allows you to accurately estimate the weight of your giant pumpkin before harvesting.
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