Winter Squash Seed Collection

6 Individual Seed Packets



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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.

Grow a garden filled with Delicata Squash plants, from freshly harvested Cucurbita pepo seeds. Delicata is an heirloom variety of Winter Squash, which produces 7 to 9 inch long fruits. The outer skin is a creamy yellow to ivory color, accented with dark green stripes within it's ribs. These fruits closely resemble the Sweet Dumpling Squash, yet they are just longer. The inner flesh is golden yellow / orange and sweet, making it perfect for baking. The plants themselves will reach a mature height of roughly 12 to 24 inches tall and can vine outwards to a length of 6 feet long. You can harvest your Delicata Winter Squash in approximately 80 to 100 days.

Grow a garden filled with Sweet Dumpling Squash, from freshly harvested Cucurbita pepo seeds. Sweet Dumpling is a winter squash that yields 8 to 10 fruits per vine. The vines themselves reach a mature length of roughly 6 feet long and will grow to a mature height of roughly 12 to 24 inches tall. The fruits of Sweet Dumpling are roughly 4 inches in diameter, displaying an ivory colored skin, accented with dark green spots and stripes. The inner flesh is sweet with a golden yellow to creamy orange coloring. Sweet Dumpling will be ready for harvesting in roughly 100 days.

Grow a garden filled with Table Queen Acorn Squash, from freshly harvested Cucurbita pepo seeds. Table Queen Acorn is a Winter Squash that produces acorn shaped fruits. The outer skin is a dark green color, with a golden yellow, inner flesh. Each fruit will grow to 6" in length and can weigh up to 2 pounds, displaying deep ribs. Table Queen Acorn Squash plants are rather productive, and will produce up to 8 fruits per vine. The plants themselves grow to a mature height of about 12 to 24 inches tall, and spread 4 feet long. Table Queen Acorn Squash will be ready for harvest in roughly 80 days, making it an excellent selection for short seasons.

Grow a garden filled with Table King Acorn Squash, from freshly harvested Cucurbita pepo seeds. Table King Acorn is a Winter Squash that produces acorn shaped fruits. The outer skin is a dark green color, with a golden yellow, inner flesh. Each fruit will weigh up to 2 pounds, displaying deep ribs. Table King Acorn Squash plants are rather productive, and will produce up to 8 fruits per vine. The plants themselves grow to a mature height of about 12 to 24 inches tall, and spread 4 feet long. Table King Acorn Squash will be ready for harvest in roughly 80 days, making it an excellent selection for short seasons.

Grow a garden filled with Green Hubbard Squash, from freshly harvested Cucurbita maxima seeds. Green Hubbard is a Winter Squash that produces oblong, tear shaped fruits. The outer skin of this variety is bumpy and thick, with a dark green color. The inner flesh is a golden yellow and sweet, making it perfect for baking and steaming as well. Green Hubbard fruits range in size and weigh anywhere between 10 and 15 pounds. The plants themselves grow 12 to 24 inches tall, and will vine outward, taking up about 6 feet of garden space. Your Green Hubbard Squash will be ready for harvesting in roughly 105 days.

Sweet Meat Squash is an heirloom winter squash from the northwest United States. It grows vigorous vines that spread 6-10 feet in every direction and are 12"-18" tall. It has large, 5-lobed leaves. The leaves and the vines are covered with small hairs called trichomes. The flowers are yellow-orange and trumpet shaped.

The Sweet Meat fruit resembles a sea-green pumpkin, with a greenish gray outer skin and a deep orange flesh. Each individual squash can weigh 10-20 pounds and measure 10 inches or more in diameter. The flesh is dry, fine and stringless, with an incomparable flavor similar to a sweet potato. Once you try it, you may join the many people who call it, "the best winter squash I've ever tasted." 105 to 115 days until harvest.

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