Winter Squash Seeds

Useful gardening information

Winter squash is a warm-season vegetable that can be grown in most of the country. It differs from summer squash in that it is harvested and eaten in the mature fruit stage, when the seeds within have matured fully and the skin has hardened into a tough rind. When ripened to this stage, fruits of most varieties can be stored for use throughout the winter.

Winter Squash is a tender vegetable. The seeds do not germinate in cold soil, and the seedlings are injured by frost. Do not plant until all danger of frost is past and soil is thoroughly warmed.

Spacing and Depth
The vining types of squash require at least 50 to 100 square feet per hill. Plant seeds one inch deep (four or five seeds per hill). Allow 5 to 6 feet between hills. When the young plants are well-established, thin each hill to the best two or three plants. Allow 7 to 12 feet between rows.

Plant semi-vining varieties one inch deep (four or five seeds per hill) and thin to the best two plants per hill. Allow 8 feet between rows.

Plant bush varieties one inch deep (1 or 2 seeds per foot of row) and thin to a single plant every three feet. Allow five feet between rows.

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Winter Squash Recipes
TRN652 Honeybaby Hybrid
2017 AAS Winner! Fruits, 4 to 8 ounces, are slightly larger, 6 to 7", sweeter, nuttier and meatier than similar varieties. Enjoy the delicious, bright orange flesh steamed, baked or made into soups and stews. A very productive plant producing 8 to 9 fruits each. Compact plants have short vines that spread 2 to 3 feet in a semibush habit and exhibit great garden vigor. Downy Mildew resistant. 90 days.
  5 seeds per pack $2.95
TRN653 Sugaretti Hybrid
2017 AAS Winner! These striped 1 to 1-1/2 pound beauties are the perfect size (9 to 10") for gardeners who want a great tasting, healthy fall treat. The nutty sweet, pale orange flesh (somewhat reminiscent of a sweet potato) can be used roasted, steamed or baked. Determinate plants have semi-bushy vines that spread only about 2 ft. wide and long and produce fruits slightly earlier than similar varieties. Good resistance to Powdery Mildew. 90 days.
  5 seeds per pack $2.95
1A442 Lakota ( Heirloom )
Sioux Indian heirloom, pear shape, flame orange with green streaks, 8 x 9", fine grain flesh, nutty taste, beautiful fall decoration, 95 days.
Lakota is as colorful as an Indian blanket with the fine baking quality of Hubbard.
You can store Lakota squash in a cool, dry place for three months or more after picking them. Leave about two inches of stem attached to the vegetables when you harvest them to prevent bacteria and mold spores from entering the stem end. Wash and dry the squash to remove excess soil and to prevent bringing pathogens into the storage area. The cut stem end will dry and form a "handle". Watch for scuffed places on the skin of the squash.
Scuffs and small scrapes will usually heal over by forming a pithy scab, which will keep bacteria out. If scrapes do not heal over, use those squash first so they don't spoil.
  10 seeds per pack $2.95
TRM816 Fairy Hybrid
This no-fuss winter squash variety boasts an early and prolific harvest, a long season, excellent disease and mildew resistance and perfect suitability for storing. The rich golden orange flesh has the dense texture of a potato.
The compact oval fruit grows to a convenient size and weight (roughly 2 lbs or 1.1 kg) and grows on a long vine with small leaves. The skin is a muted orange and variegated green alternating loosely in vertical stripes.
Very versatile, perfect for soups or pies or even stuffed. Roasted with olive oil and chestnuts, it complements other garden veggies in a yummy salad. Top with a ginger, garlic and sesame dressing. 90 days.
  5 seeds per pack $2.95
SF143 Lunga di Napoli Italian Winter Squash
A delicious long storage squash can easily reach 40 pounds or more! This butternut shaped squash is 2 feet long when mature. The fruit has green skin with grey streaks. The sweet orange flesh has few seeds and is delicious in soups or baked and served in slices. Fruit stores for a long time. 105-110 days.
 5 seeds $2.95
SF115 Taiwan Honey Hybrid Winter Squash
Taiwan Honey is a new hybrid variety developed from the well-known high quality squash in Taiwan. The plant is very vigorous and strong branching for setting lots of fruits in warm climates.
This variety starts to have female flowers in 12-15th notes. Young fruits are in light green color, then become deep green and later in golden skin with white stripes when matured. Thick flesh, in golden red color, is very sweet and tasty. First fruit can be harvested 60 days after transplanting.
Available only in Treated Seed.
 5 seeds $2.95
IP118 Angel Hair Personal Sized Spaghetti Squash
(1.5-2 lbs.) This is a personal size Spaghetti Squash weighing only 1-1/2 to 2 pounds and making only 1-2 servings. It is sweet and flavorful. The fruit are egg shaped with a sunshine yellow color when ripe. Produces prolific yields of fruits, tolerates powdery mildew race 2, and has a long storage life. 88 days.
  10 seeds per package $2.95
2007 Stripetti Striped Vegetable Spaghetti
A Striped Vegetable Spaghetti with better flavor! A cross between spaghetti squash and delicata, the threads in this squash are softer and more mild, with more corn-like flavor than the usual spaghetti variety. The skin color of Stripetti F1 changes to indicate ripeness. Fruit are very hard, giving long shelf life and good shipping. Good keeper. Cook whole in boiling water for 30 minutes or microwave. Good with pasta sauce.
Available only in Treated Seed.
  $2.25 per pack of 10 seeds.
NB06 Honey Bear Acorn
Acorn, AAS, Personal size under 1 lb, round, green, ribbed, yummy taste, compact, resists mildew, fine for patio, 95 days.
  10 seeds $2.25
TRN509 Butterscotch
Unusually rich and sweet flavor due to higher sugar content than other butternut types. Small 1-2 lb. fruits mature early and can be consumed at maturity. This AAS F1 Mini butternut with it's rich sweet flavor and compact space saving vines also features resistance to mildew, 100 days.
  5 seeds per pack $2.95
TRN510 Honey Nut
Adorable, serving size mini butternut with dark tan skin and great sweet flavor, simply cut in half and bake!
This specialty butternut squash comes from Cornell University's Breeding Institute. Honeynut produces mini butternut squash on a semi-vining type plant. The 5" long fruit weigh from 1 to 1-1/2 lbs. and have a sweet and rich flavored deep orange flesh.
The rind starts off a dark green, turns tan and then a rich burnt orange color at full maturity. Intermediate resistance to powdery mildew. Plant as early as possible due to long maturity. 110 days.
  10 seeds per pack $2.95
1A362 Japanese Kikuza
Japanese heirloom, light orange ribbed rind, thick juicy spicy, tender flesh, 5 lb, great baked or roasted, 92 days.
  $2.75 per pack of 10 seeds.
1A366 Tahitian Butternut
Butternut shape, elongated neck, light golden orange skin, sweet flesh, high yield, raw or baked, 110 days.
  $2.75 per pack of 10 seeds.
1A363 Delicata
Elongated 8" long, cream with dark stripes, sweet, stores well, great for stuffing/baking, 100 days.
  $2.75 per pack of 10 seeds.
1A364 Waltham Butternut
Butternut, uniform large 5 lb, productive, very long storage potential, tan skin, 100 days.
Available only in Treated Seed.
  $2.75 per pack of 10 seeds.
3442 Heart of Gold
Acorn, cream with green stripes, orange flesh, 3 lbs, semi-bush, very tasty, 85 days.
Available only in Treated Seed.
  $2.25 per pack of 5 seeds.
G160 Spaghetti Squash
maturing winter squash producing 4-5 lb fruits. Bake in oven, split open and remove the "spaghetti" and top with your favorite sauce, delicious!

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TRM444 Georgia Candy Roaster
Much like the Banana squash, but these get even bigger, up to 60 lbs! The long cylindrical fruit has thin pink skin and delicious orange flesh, is perfect for baking and pies. This heirloom is productive and it keeps well! These are very rare.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.95
TRM759 Candy Roaster ( Heirloom )
This huge Appalachian heirloom features 30 lb. squash with great flavor. Produces delightfully warty, buttercup-shaped fruit, with pinkish-orange coloring and blue-green markings. Very sweet and excellent for baking. Ribbed pumpkin shape, big vines. 112 days.
  10 seeds per pack $2.95
1A203 Golden Hubbard
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 SSE.
  $1.95 per pack of 10 seeds.
TRN003 Buffy Hybrid
A mini winter squash with long lasting shelf life of 6-8 months if not longer. Nice white to beige coloring. Trailing vine habit, extremely high quality flesh that is high sugary type. Ornamental or edible usage is perfect for this pint size squash. Powdery Mildew Races 1 & 2, Podi Virus. 75 days.
  $2.75 per pack of 10 seeds.
TRN004 Turkeyneck Hybrid
Produces large 5-10 pound squash with great flavor. This is delicious butternut squash of the "neck pumpkin" type. It has an elongated neck for enormous yields of rich orange flesh. The skin is tan and the bulb end has a small seed cavity. The plants are productive. Full vine. Tolerant of PM and ZMV. C. moschata. 90-95 days.
  $2.95 per pack of 10 seeds.
1A205 Queensland Blue
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.
  $1.95 per pack of 10 seeds.
1A208 Tennessee Sweet Potato
First listed in 1847 by New York seedsman Grant Thorburn as Green Striped Bell and most likely re-named by Burpee in 1883 to Tennessee Sweet Potato. Poor eating qualities, 10-20 pound fruits are best for extremely long-lasting decorations. Does well in cooler weather. 95-100 days.
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