0

Winter Squash

Plant 12 inches apart or in clumps as the vines will spread far and wide.  Allow to cure in the field unless you are worried about frost.  Harvest when the vines closest to the fruit die off or the right color is achieved.  Storage ability varies with variety.

Excessive heat and/or drought can prevent blossom set, reduce yields. Winter squash can take one or two light frosts on the vine. To improve flavor and storage, field cure for at least 10 days after harvest, covering if hard frost threatens.

Acorn · Carnival Carnival will give your senses a thrilling ride: first treating your eyes to a kaleidoscope of colors, each fruit flecked with shades of green, gold and yellow, no two exactly alike. Then wafting to your nostrils with its nutty squash aroma as it bakes, finally thrilling your taste buds with its full-bodied sweetness. This semi-bush acorn type produces medium-sized fruits near the crowns for easy picking.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
Qty: Single · Cost: $1.99 ea
Acorn · Honey Bear 4″ round, mini-acorn fruits are just the right size halved for single servings. Weighing just 1-1 1/4 lb. (500gm.), Honey Bear has a deliciously starchy and sweet flavor. Compact bush plant resists powdery mildew.
Qty: Single · Cost: $1.99 ea
Butternut · Butterbush Deep red-orange flesh is rich and delicious. Space-saving, bush-type plants grow only 3′ long. Each bush bears 4-5 butternut-shaped fruits averaging 1 1/2 lb. NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
Qty: Single · Cost: $1.99 ea
Butternut · JWS 6823 PMR The fruits are slightly smaller, avg. 3-4 lb. possess superior flavor. Reduced vine, higher yields, and increased uniformity make it the ideal choice for large plantings. Avg. yield 4-5 fruits/plant. NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
Qty: Single · Cost: $1.99 ea
Butternut · Waltham Butternut Light tan-colored winter squash with small seed cavities and thick, cylindrical necks without crooks. Uniform fruits avg. 9″ long, avg. 4-5 lb. The flesh is smooth-textured and has a unique sweet flavor, particularly after 2 months’ storage.
Qty: Single · Cost: $1.99 ea
Delicata · Honey Boat Taste Honey Boat and youll think youre truly eating a spoonful of honey! Many claim that this refined Delicata is the sweetest squash in existence. Long fruits have the traditional green striping of Delicatas, but with coppery skin instead of the classic yellow. Holds well and keeps its sweetness through storage.
Qty: Single · Cost: $1.99 ea
Delicata · Delicata JS Unique, 7-9″ long, 3″ wide, 1 1/2-2 lb., cream-colored fruits with dark green longitudinal stripes and flecks. Very sweet, excellent for stuffing and baking, even right after harvest, requiring no curing.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
Qty: Single · Cost: $1.99 ea
Gourds · Harrowsmith Select A blend of diverse shapes and bold fall colors. This handsome selection of mixed gourds was developed by Jim Harvey, a grower and Johnny’s customer from Massachusetts. A mix of mostly warted pears, dumplings, patty pans, cheeses, and other shapes in a range of colors.
Qty: Single · Cost: $1.99 ea
Hubbard · Blue Hubbard Bright yellow-orange dry sweet flesh. Each squash will feed a large family because fruits average 15–20 lb, sometimes exceeding 30 or 40 lb. Vines crawl all over the garden. Traditional New England Thanksgiving favorite. Prized also for its large white sweet seeds—delicious roasted. NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
Qty: Single · Cost: $1.99 ea
Hubbard · Candy Roaster This Appalachian heirloom, peerless as a baked squash, boasts superb eating quality worthy of its name. Grows luxuriant vines, large leaves and matures somewhat warty pinkish-orange enlarged buttercup-shaped fruits with blue-green markings. Warmth brings out its sweetness. NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
Qty: Single · Cost: $1.99 ea
Kabocha · Sunshine Tender flesh is smooth, sweet, and bright orange for baking, mashing, and pies. Beautifully colored, deep scarlet fruits are slightly flat-round, avg. 3-5 lbs. Vigorous, short vine. Sunshine is destined to become a recognized, one-variety squash genre in the market. Its fruit appearance and eating quality are superior to other varieties of this type.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
Qty: Single · Cost: $1.99 ea
Kabocha · Sweet Mama Mama is a grey-green drum-shaped buttercup type with rounded shoulders and without the cup. A week earlier than Burgess with outstanding sweet flavor. Among my favorite large winter squash, dependable Mama pleases commercial growers as well as home gardeners. NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
Qty: Single · Cost: $1.99 ea
Pumpkin · Baby Pam Bright, deep orange skin and thick, tan handle. Attractive small pie pumpkins avg. 4 lb. Dry, sweet flesh is clearly the best of all varieties for pieNOTE: This item is grown to order only.
Qty: Single · Cost: $1.99 ea
Pumpkin · Cheese Some folks call this variety Long Island Cheese because it was once the preferred pumpkin for pies in New York, New Jersey and on the island. Bright orange meat is coarse and quite fibrous, but its tender sweetness redeems its textural deficiencies and it does not deserve Hedrick’s terse dismissal: “quality poor.” Good for baking, deep cavity lends itself to stuffing. We have found it to be a dependable producer even in our climate and unmatched as a good keeper. NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
Qty: Single · Cost: $1.99 ea
Pumpkin · Dills Atlantic Giant The Grand-Daddy of giant pumpkins. The present record for this amazing variety is now over 1000 lbs. This is the one to grow for giant pumpkin contests. It consistently produces 400 to 500 lb. fruits with proper growing procedures. Perfect for huge jack-o’-lanterns and fall displays. Fruits vary from yellow to orange.
Qty: Single · Cost: $1.99 ea
Pumpkin · Howden Howden has become the model jack-o’-lantern pumpkin by which others are compared. Fruits average 15 to 25 lbs. and are deeply rounded in shape with classic ribbing, dark orange color and extra-thick flesh that holds in prime condition for a long time. Sturdy handles are strongly attached.
Qty: Single · Cost: $1.99 ea
Pumpkin · Jack Be Little Terrific for decorations and eating. These charming little orange pumpkins are 3-4 inches across, somewhat flattened and ribbed, with small, strong stems. Short 5 foot vines produce 6-12 of these fascinating miniature pumpkins. Encourage your kids to grow some.
Qty: Single · Cost: $1.99 ea
Pumpkin · Knuckle Head Hefty fruit average 12-16 pounds with a well-proportioned, slightly elongated shape, 12 inches high and 10 inches wide. Superb models for carving.
Qty: Single · Cost: $1.99 ea
Pumpkin · Winter Luxury Our sweetest pie pumpkin with an ornamental flair. The deep orange skin is decorated with silvery netting and slight ribs giving it a unique and magical appearance. Interior flesh has a velvety texture and sweet flavor that is excellent for pie, cheesecake and soup. Fruits average 6 lb and about 6” in diameter; similar in size to New England Pie. Delicious flavor and distinctive appearance but not a great keeper.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
Qty: Single · Cost: $1.99 ea
Spaghetti Squash · Orangetti A scrumptious, gold-skinned spaghetti squash High-yielding, big-flavored gold-skinned spaghetti squash with 4-6 lb. fruit. Space-saving semi-bush plants. NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
Qty: Single · Cost: $1.99 ea
Spaghetti Squash Skin is ivory changing to pale yellow at maturity. Bake like squash or boil and fork out the flesh, topping the “spaghetti” with your favorite sauce. 3-5 lb. oblong fruit.NOTE: This item is grown to order only.
Qty: Single · Cost: $1.99 ea

Also See