Winter Squash: Butternut Types

All of this group are  basically tan skinned when ripe and have very nice, deep orange flesh high in carotene. As a group they need a warmer growing season to do the best and they are very tolerant of most diseases and insects especially vine borer tolerance. For seed saving purposes all of these are C. moschata

Alagold

Alagold- 120 days-  A very prolific butternut type.  Deep orange flesh.  Very sweet and flavorful.  This is an incredible butternut type that keeps for along period of time.  Pkt. $2.50

Baby Butternut

Baby Butternut- 105 days-  Good sized vines, heavy production of 6 to 8 inch fruit.  Dr. Meader and Dr. Yeager  introduction from New Hampshire in the 1950’s.   Pkt. $2.50 ( Limit 1 pkt. )

Canadai Mezoides

Canadai Mezoides- 100 days- We have been very impressed  with this variety since Nancy Arrowsmith first sent it to us from Austria close to 30 years ago. A short, uniform butternut type that frequently stays green until  put into storage. Keeps well and has deep, rich orange flesh  The issue is the fruits produce very few seeds.  Plants show remarkable resistance to Powdery Mildew. In 2019 we planted the variety on July 10 and picked the deep green fruits on October 10. Ripened slowly in storage by mid January. I personally find it too sweet.  Pkt. $2.50  Certified Organic Seed.

Greek Sweet Red

Greek Sweet Red - 105   days     Somewhat barbell shaped, good insect resistance.  deep orange flesh. Fruit is slow to ripen but keeps for a long time. UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020

Hercules Butternut

Hercules Butternut- 100 days-  Not entirely uniform in shape, but produces some very large sized butternut squash.  Pkt. $2.50

Piena di Napoli

Piena di Napoli- 120 days- A very late and very large butternut type. Frequently over 50 pounds. They rarely if ever turn tan in the field here, but are a deep green when picked and ripen in storage. Flesh is solid in the very large neck and a deep orange .  UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020.

Pennsylvania Dutch Crookneck

Pennsylvania Dutch Crookneck- 100 days- a smaller more refined looking Tahitian melon type. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

Tahitian Melon

Tahitian Melon- 110 days -  A sweeter, longer necked version of Butternut.  Cooked flesh is not stringy and excellent to use for “Pumpkin Pie”. This is Linda’s favorite for making pumpkin pie. Fruit can get to 20 pounds in good years.  Pkt. $2.00  Certified Organic Seed

Trombocino Rampicante

Trombocino Rampicante- 100 days-Long, skinny, curved fruits.  Typically used in the immature stage (with flower still intact).  Fruits can be up to 6 inches long when the flower opens (much larger than most other squash).  As they age and mature use them as a butternut.   Some variability  in fruit shape occurs. UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020

Trombone

Trombone- 110 days-  Can produce two distinct shapes, but primarily is a huge butternut type averaging 30 to 40 pounds.  Fruits tend to be green at harvest and ripen to a pale tan in storage.    Pkt $2.50

Waltham Butternut

Waltham Butternut- 110 days-  Traditional butternut-type with tan skin. Very uniform  in size and shape.   Pkt. $1.50

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Heirloom Seeds & Poultry

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Calamus, IA 52729

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