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Summer Squash

Scallops/Patty Pans Group

One of my favorite groups for eating. The fruit needs to be picked small for best flavor and texture. UPDATED FOR 2024 (36 varieties to choose from)
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Benning’s Green Tint

Benning’s Green Tint- 58 days- Pale, greenish-white, scalloped-type summer squash. Best used when less than 4 inches in diameter. Pkt. $1.75 



Desi- 48 days- Pale, greenish-white, globe scalloped-type summer squash. We had a few longer specimens show up  in our grow out. Best used when less than 4 inches in diameter. 

Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

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Early White Scallop

Early White Scallop - 50 days - Nice compact bush type with small uniform white scallop fruit.   Harvest when less than 4 inches in diameter. Pkt. $1.50


Gelber Englischer

A super thin flattened scallop of bright lemon yellow color. Excellent quality . Plants are bush in nature. Pkt. $2.50

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Golden Scallop

Golden Scallop-  55 days- A nice scallop squash, beautiful golden orange color when mature for seed, nice pale yellow  when in the edible  stage.  Pkt. $1.50

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Juane et Verte

Juane et Verte- 60 days - Very colorful patty pan type.  Holds well.  Cream and green striped. A bit thicker than most scallop types.  Pkt. $2.00

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Woods Earliest Prolific

50 days- An early , bush very superb scallop type. Stays small and edible for a longer time than most. We obtained this from the National Seed Storage Lab in the early 1980's. Grew it out  increased the  seed and spread it around for awhile and then when the squash collection got so large it sort of slipped through the cracks.  I discovered a package from 1987 in the freezer and decided to grow it again. Wow a true treasure. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed 

Yellow Summer Squash Group

This group has the straightnecks and crooknecks and are typically what a lot of folks refer to as yellow summer squash.  Best to harvest when 6 inches or less but  the  fingernail test is best. If it bruises easily when pricked with the fingernail it is still young and tender and ready to eat.

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Giant Golden Summer Crookneck

Giant Golden Summer Crookneck -  60 days - A larger, more uniform crookneck, large bush plants.  Some green streaking can occur in fruits. We had a great seed crop this year. Pkt.  $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

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Rugosa Friulani

Rugosa Friulani- 50 days- a very productive and very warty yellow summer squash from Italy.  Bush in habit. Pkt.$3.00 ( 15 seeds)



Ingot- 43 days- Small, compact bush with high yields of uniform yellow straightneck squash.   We have maintained this variety for over 30 years and find it to be exceptional for yield  and quality. A stray volunteer Fordhook plant came up in the patch which I hope it got removed in time.UNAVAILABLE FOR 2024



Straightneck- 53 days- Bush type, warty, deep yellow summer squash. Big, very fruitful plants .  Pkt. $1.50


Yellow Summer Crookneck Improved

Yellow Summer Crookneck Improved-  50 days- High producing, yellow crookneck.  Pkt. $1.50

Zucchini Group

 The traditional  group of what people refer to as zucchini, usually shades of green, and long, slender fruit.

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Black Zucchini

Black Zucchini - 55 days - Bush, darkest green of any zucchini that is open pollinated. Fruits are nice and straight and   very uniform.  Pkt. $1.50



Caserta- 48 days - Bush, super early and productive, grey-green striped summer squash.   This is the most dependable of any summer squash we grow. If kept picked the plants continue to produce an abundance of fruit. Pkt. $2.00



Cocozelle- 50 days - Long, skinny striped zucchini.  These grow long rapidly .They tend to get a thin area in the middle of the length. They are not perfectly straight or uniform in diameter the entire length.  Pkt. $1.50

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Costata Romanesca

Costata Romanesca- 53 days- Huge bushes bearing 12 to 24 inch long, thick, ridged fruits, gray-green in color with dark green stripes.  Pkt. $1.75

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Dark Green Zucchini

Dark Green Zucchini- 50 days - Bush type, dark green fruit. Not as dark as Black Zucchini but  as uniform.   Pkt. $1.50

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Golden Zucchini

Golden Zucchini - 53 days - Bush type, bright yellow, 8 to 10 inch fruits.  Excellent for home and for market.  Pkt. $1.50

Summer Marrow Group

 The group that   is typically white skinned or pale green with some exceptions. Flesh is usually a little firmer than traditional zucchini.

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Bianco Lungi Cylindro

Bianco Lungi Cylindro- 55 days-  Bush plants, light green skin, mild tasting flesh.  Good Italian variety. Best to harvest when about 6 inches long, though they can get larger and then be used for stuffing.  Pkt. $1.50



Genovese- 50 days- Large bushy plants, pale yellow green fruit. This variety tend to be a bit more blocky than long and skinny. Pkt. $1.50

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Green Bush Marrow

Green Bush Marrow - 55 days - Nice, blocky zucchini typical of the British types.  Pkt. $1.50  

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Lebanese White Bush

Lebanese White Bush- 50 days- Bush, oblong, pale grey to cream white skin, tends to be larger at blossom end.  Pkt. $1.50

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Lungo Bianco di Sicilia

Lungi Bianco di Sicilia- 55 days- long thign semi ribbed white skinned zucchini popular in Sicily. Pkt. ( 15 seeds) $3.00



Odessa- 65 days- 8 to 12 inches long, straight white fruits with a spreading and vigorous plant.  They are very productive with good disease tolerance.  Plants produce the entire season with continuous new growth.  This variety originated in the Ukraine. Pkt. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed . We had a huge crop in 2020.

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Striata de Italia

Striata de Italia- 55 days- Large, bushy plants, light and dark green striped fruit.  Fruits can get to 8 to 9 inches and still be in great shape.  Pkt. $1.50


White Bush Vegetable Marrow

White Bush Vegetable Marrow - 65 days - Bush, summer squash.  This one makes a suitable sub for Odessa  when we are out of Odessa. Pkt. $1.50

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Zucca de Lungo Verde

Zucca de Lungo Verde - 55 days - Stout, blocky, Italian Zucchini.  Long and deep green Pkt. $1.50

Unique Group

The ones in this group do not  fit into any group because of unique traits or growth patterns that they have. 



Mandan- 47 days- Small, round, flattened Native American type.  Small vines are heavy producers of these cream colored with green or yellow striped fruits.  Average quality, but great insect tolerance.  Very variable in fruit type.This one came to us with multiple variants and we are still selecting for the proper  color pattern to occur in all fruits.    Pkt. $2.00  Certified Organic Seed  



Mayeras- 55 days- Large, semi-bush, blocky shaped (like Spaghetti Squash in size and shape), extremely high yielding, superb quality.  Gray-green in color.  Good tolerance to pests and disease. Pkt. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed



Nizza- 60 days- Round zucchini, semi-bush type.  Great yields. fruits are striped grey green. PKT. $3.00 


Round de Nice

Round de Nice- 52 days- Bush, small, round Zucchini, medium green in color.  Best to harvest at golf ball size.  Pkt. $1.50

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Table Dainty

Table Dainty- 65 days- Vining, blocky green/yellow striped.  About 6 inches long.  Very productive.  Developed in 1909.   Pkt. $2.50  Certified Organic Seed

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Tatume- 65 days - Vining, heat tolerant and high insect tolerant.  Round, pumpkin shaped summer squash.  Fruits are a pale grey green.  Pkt. $2.00 

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Tender and True Marrow

Tender and True Marrow-  65 days- large spreading bush type,with round grey green zucchini type fruit. Pkt. $2.50   Certified Organic Seed

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Tondo di Piacenza

Tondo di Piacenza- 55 days- another Italian round zucchini. grey green in  color , very popular in Parma. I enjoy the round zucchinis, they are great for frying slices and are great for stuffing and baking. Pkt. (n 15 seeds) $3.00

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Trailing Green Marrow

Trailing Green Marrow- 70 days- Late for a summer squash, but excellent for a season finisher and continues for the remainder of the season.  Very vigorous vines produce numerous fruits that are striped and remain edible when they become quite large.  Pkt. $2.00  Certified Organic Seed

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