Squash, Winter

Burgess Buttercup Winter Squash
Burgess Buttercup Winter SquashPacket: 6 grams, ~30 seeds More info1140 available
Burgess Buttercup (Cucurbita maxima) was the first winter squash we grew at Mano Farm and it is still our favorite! Very sweet, dry orange flesh with unrivaled creamy texture fares well thinly sliced in a stir-fry, or cut into chunks and oven roasted ‰ÛÒ seeds and all. This is simply the most delicious winter squash we have eaten. Prolific vines produce up to 10 beautiful four to five pound dark-green fruits with subtle stripes and blocky shoulders, and a cute grey button on the bottom to boot. 95 days. Annual.
Lower Salmon River Winter Squash
Lower Salmon River Winter SquashPacket: 6 grams, ~20 seeds More info17 available
A Pacific Northwest heirloom squash (Cucurbita maxima) originally sourced from our friends up at Adaptive Seeds in Sweet Home Oregon. Winter squashes are grown over the summer for winter storage, and this squash is definitely storage oriented. Prolific fruits that range anywhere from 5-15 pounds, with a thick, mottled salmon-colored rind. Starchy, sweet flavor. Perfect for anyone serious about growing winter squash as a staple food to feast upon for months on end. 100 days from seed. Annual. Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California.
New England Pie Pumpkin
New England Pie PumpkinPacket: 4 grams, ~35 seeds More info876 available
New England Pie (Cucurbita pepo) is THE classic pie pumkpin. Our trial grow out of these pumpkins last summer was a huge success. PlantsåÊyieldåÊfour to sixåÊfruits per plant weighing four to six pounds each. Fruit fleshåÊhas aåÊsweet flavor andåÊideal texture for making pumpkin pies. Plants are more resistant to squash bugs and cucumber beetles than other winter squash. 110 days. Annual.
Queensland Blue Winter Squash
Queensland Blue Winter SquashPacket: ~20 seeds (3.75 grams) More info93 available
A gorgeous Australian heirloom squash with a round ridged shape and, blue grey skin. The fruits typically range from two to six pounds each, but we’ve pulled a few that are even larger and heavier. The flesh is a bit creamier than other Cucurbita maxima varieties we carry; think a starchier flavored pumpkin. This variety will last around six to eight months under proper storing conditions. 100 days from seed. Annual. Packet: ~20 seeds, 3. 75 grams Seeds grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California. All of our seed varieties are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
Waltham Butternut Squash
Waltham Butternut SquashPacket: 3 grams, ~36 seeds More info316 available
Butternut (Cucurbita moschata) is easily one of the most recognizable winter squash varieties today, and it all began with this heirloom. In the late 1940s a farmer named Charles A. Leggett experimented with winter squash breeding in his modest fields. His results are this highly recognizable bell-shaped strain that has typically produces 4-5 pound fruits and has incredible creamy flesh and edible light-tan colored skin. Leggett presented the variety to agricultural specialists in Waltham Field Station, and the rest is history. The strain remains productive ‰ÛÒ three to five fruits per plant can be expected under ideal conditions ‰ÛÒ and due to its size, matures quicker than many other winter squash strains. Here in Southern California we plant in July for early autumn harvest. In cooler climates, plant as early as June 1st. 110 days from seed. Annual. Squash closeup photo by HalfGig (User:HalfGig) [CC-BY-3. 0-us], via Wikimedia Commons
Winter Squash Seed Collection
Winter Squash Seed CollectionWinter Squash Seed Collection: Five Seed Packets At Value Pricing More info
Take one packet each of: Burgess Buttercup (Cucurbita maxima; ~30 seeds/packet), New England Pie Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo; ~35 seeds/packet), Waltham Butternut (Cucurbita moschata; ~36 seeds/packet), Sweet Meat Ojai Homestead (Cucurbita maxima; ~24 seeds/packet), and Lower Salmon River (Cucurbita maxima; ~20 seeds/packet) winter squashes at value pricing.