This collection contains 6 individual packages of Winter Squash seeds. The varieties included in this collection are some of our best sellers. They include Table Queen Acorn, Table King Acorn, Sweet Meat, Sweet Dumpling, Green Hubbard and Delicata. The packets measure 3.25" wide, by 4.50" tall and come with detailed sowing instructions printed on the reverse side. Depending on the variety, each seed packet contains 10 to 15 seeds or more.
What is the difference between Winter and Summer Squash?
First and foremost, Squash in general, both develop and produce fruits in the summer months, up until early Autumn. The main difference is based upon harvesting, consumption, as well as the use for your Summer or Winter Squash. Summer Squash is best enjoyed when harvested early, while it's fruits have a tender skin. While Winter Squash will take up to 50 to 60 percent longer to develop and can be harvest later in the season. Winter Squash fruits, such as Table Queen, Burgess Buttercup, Sweet Meat and Waltham Butternut, will have a thicker outer skin and a sweeter inner flesh, making them perfect for baking and stuffing. Summer Squash, such as Prolific Straightneck, Crookneck, Early white Scallop and Zucchini, are best consumed raw, steamed or cooked.