Decorative Squash Page
Grow your own fall decorations and tasty dinner squash from the
SF126 Blue Ballet Hubbard
A sweet, scaled-down Blue Hubbard.
A much smaller and more marketable Blue Hubbard. Smooth-skinned, blue-gray fruits are medium size, average 4-6 pounds with sweeter, bright orange, fiberless flesh. Stores well. 95 days.
Z2828 Guatemalen Blue Banana ( Cucurbita maxima )
Belongs to the Banana group of squashes, noted for their fine table quality. This selection is dark "blue" with light stripes; golden-yellow flesh is thick and firm. Fruits range up to 20 inches in length and average 5 pounds. You can keep this one in the refrigerator after the initial cutting and continue to slice off small rings that can be either baked or roasted. 90-95 days.
AW42 Silver Edged
(Cucurbita argyrosperma) This is a Native American heirloom that is grown for its remarkably large and tasty silver-edged seeds which are roasted for pepitas or used in pipian sauce.
The tasty, silver edged seeds, which make delicious snacks when roasted are easily removed from their hulls.
The medium sized striped fruit has a good storage life. The attractive white fruits , with rather unpalatable flesh, have green mottled stripes and make attractive addition to autumn squash and pumpkin displays.
1A211 Marina di Chioggia ( Cucurbita maxima )
Beautiful large grey-green bumpy turbans average 10 pounds.
Heirloom winter squash from Italy. Sweet dry flesh, flavor
improves with storage. Good keeper. 95-100 days.
1A111 Japanese Red Kuri Squash
(Hokkaido) 92 days. A red-orange Japanese winter squash,
fruit are 5-10 lbs. each and teardrop-shaped. The golden
flesh is smooth, dry, sweet and rich, a great yielding and
1A212 Galeux d'Eysines
( Cucurbita maxima )
First seen at the Pumpkin Fair in Tranzault, France in 1996.
Sweet, moist, orange flesh, great for baking and also used in
soups. Fruits weigh 10-20 pounds and should be harvested before
overly mature, because the peanut-like warts continue to grow
and will cover the entire fruit. Beautiful enough for table
centerpieces. Rightfully called "bumpkins" by some clever
children. A sure seller for farm and market stands. 90 days.
Seeds from SSE.
1A203 Golden Hubbard ( Cucurbita maxima )
Introduced by D. M. Ferry in 1898. Typical hard-skinned
hubbard, but the shell color is a beautiful deep orange. Fruits
weigh from 8-12 pounds and have thick dry sweet fine-grained
golden-yellow flesh. Great keeper. 90-100 days. Seeds from
1A209 Muscade de Provence ( Cucurbita moschata )
Traditional variety from southern France. Gorgeous, big flat
fruits are reminiscent of big wheels of cheese, heavily ribbed.
Fruits average 20 pounds and are green when immature and ripen
to a deep, rich brown when fully ripe. Deep orange flesh, very
fine flavored. One of the best varieties we offer for baking,
good keeper. Introduced to American gardeners in 1899 by
Vaughan’s Seed Store in Chicago. 100-110 days. Seeds from
TPF177 Thelma Sanders ( Cucurbita pepo )
Wonderful cream-colored acorn-type squash. Our favorite
two-serving baking squash. Trailing vines are enormously
productive. 85-90 days. A SSE variety.
1A205 Queensland Blue ( Cucurbita maxima )
Beautiful variety of winter squash procured from Australia in
1932. Blue skin is deeply ribbed all around the sides, but flat
on the top and bottom. Fruits weigh 12-20 pounds when fully
mature. Flesh is thick and dense, semi-sweet, very flavorful
and of the best quality. Excellent variety for extended winter
storage. 100-120 days.
TPF216 La Estrella Hybrid
A new Rupp exclusive tropical pumpkin hybrid from the University of Florida. Bred by Dr. Don Maynard for uniform fruit size and superior flesh color.
When grown in the norther states, La Estrella produces 10 pound fruit in 125 days. When it is grown in Florida in the winter, La Estrella produces 6 pound fruit in 70 days.
1A243 Red Eye
Although this new Rupp squash has excellent eating quality, it
will mos likely be used more for decorative purposes. Large,
tasty 14" fruits in 110 days.
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1A362 Japanese Kikuza
Japanese heirloom, light orange ribbed rind, thick juicy spicy, tender flesh, 5 lb, great baked or roasted, 92 days.
Elongated 8" long, cream with dark stripes, sweet, stores well, great for stuffing/baking, 100 days.
1A364 Waltham Butternut
Butternut, uniform large 5 lb, productive, very long storage potential, tan skin, 100 days.
3442 Heart of Gold
Acorn, cream with green stripes, orange flesh, 3 lbs, semi-bush, very tasty, 85 days.
New! Jim's Plant Growth Stimulator for
Gourds ( Same plant family, works equally as well on squash as
it does for gourds ).
Jim has developed this product through years of testing on his
farms. This natural, environmentally safe solution will produce
amazing results, producing vigorous plants and larger fruits.
We highly recommend you do you own trial test ( i.e. spray one
plant with solution, next to a plant not sprayed with solution
over the length of a growing season ) to fully appreciate how
effective this product is.
This is a two part water soluble product that should be mixed
14.75cc of each part ( we provide measuring spoon with solution } to one gallon of water and sprayed onto the foliage of the
squash plants. It contains Food Grade
( produced by nature ) Gibberellic Acid
( a natural plant growth
hormone ), B1 and other plant
vitamins, plant hormones
, ( made from natural sources )
(B), Copper (Cu), Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), Molybdenum (Mo),
Sulfur (S) and Zinc (Zn) plus a natural detergent based
"sticker" that makes the product stick to the leaves until
absorbed by the plant.
This mix will make 16 gallons of solution.