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 2023 (36 varieties to choose from)
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.
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 2023
The traditional group of what people refer to as zucchini, usually shades of green, and long, slender fruit.
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.
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.
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
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