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Specializing in rare and endangered heirloom vegetable, flower and herb seed.

Heirloom/Heritage Squash Seed

(Cucurbita maxima)

All of our seed is open pollinated, non-hybrid, non-GMO, untreated, natural heirloom seed.

cream colored heirloom squash

Arikara Squash

Originally grown by the Arikara Indians of North Dakota. This squash is oblong shaped with pinkish tribes also used the squash flowers. They made sure to pick only the male blossoms and dried them for winter use. A very good storage squash that is excellent for soup. (90 days) EXTREMELY RARE.

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orange heirloom squash

Boston Marrow (pre 1831)

According to Fearing Burr, John M. Ives of Salem, Massachusetts acquired a Boston Marrow (which he named Autumnal Marrow) from a friend from Northhampton who claimed it originated with a tribe of Indians near Buffalo, NY. It became very popular around Boston for making pies hence the name Boston Marrow. The beautiful squash ripens to an orange color and is hubbard shaped. The very productive vines produce fruit to 20 lbs. and the flesh is golden orange, fine grained and makes the best pumpkin pie I have ever tasted! A very reliable squash that store well if properly cured. The Boston Marrow that is currently sold in North America has a longer neck than the original Boston Marrow. I am still searching for a short neck Boston Marrow and will hopefully be able to offer it in the future.(100 days to maturity) EXTREMELY RARE.

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green crown shaped heirloom squash

Burgess Buttercup (1931)

In 1925, a chance seedling showed up in a row of Quality Squash at the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment. This seedling was believed to be a cross of Quality and Essex Hybrid Squash. After three years of selection, the most promising strain was released and named Buttercup. The plant selection was done by Professor A. F. Yeager and in 1931 the Oscar H. Will & Co of Bismarck, North Dakota introduced Buttercup Squash. Buttercup has been gaining in popularity ever since and is one of the best squash available. Buttercup is noted for its thick, fine grained golden orange flesh and excellent flavor. The squash are flattened turbans weighing 3 to 5 lbs and the skin is dark green with a button on the bottom. (85 days maturity)

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heirloom squash with beige warts

Galeux D'Eysines (pre 1883)

(a.k.a. Warted Sugar Marrow, Courge Brodee Galeuse, Giraumon Galeux d’Eysines) Originating from the Bordeaux region of France, this heirloom was first listed by Vilmorin in 1883 under the name Warted Sugar Marrow. The salmon pink squash can weigh up to 15 pounds and are shaped like slightly flattened pumpkins. The most unique trait of this variety is the large beige warts that it develops as it ripens. The flesh can be used for soup or baked and the long vines are productive and early. Beautiful for fall decorations. (100 days to maturity)

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Gold Nugget (1966)

(aka Oriental Pumpkin) Originally bred by Neal S. Holland at the North Dakota Agriculture Experiment Station. Gold Nugget was an All America Selections Winner in 1966. Gold Nugget was developed for short season climates and it is one of the earliest squash you can grow. The small 1-3 lb fruit are orange resembling little pumpkins and are produced at the base of the compact bush plants. The flesh is dry, sweet and orange and can be stored for a couple of months. The immature fruit can also be eaten when young as summer squash. Great for limited spaces! (85 days to maturity)

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Green Hubbard (1798)

(aka True Green Hubbard, Hubbard) This is the original Hubbard squash that all other varieties of Hubbard's were selected from. The Hubbard squash was brought to Marblehead, Massachusetts from West Indies or South America. J. H. Gregory then introduced it to the seed trade in 1840 and named it after Elizabeth Hubbard. The large fruit weigh 10-15 lbs. and have dark green skin. The interior flesh is golden yellow and dry with good flavor. A good keeper. (110 days)

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heirloom squash that resembles a pumpkin

Mandan Banquet

(a.k.a. Will's Banquet) Oscar H. Will developed the Mandan Banquet squash from a cross between Buttercup and Gilmore Squash. According to Hedrick in The Cucurbits of New York(1935), the Gilmore Squash was the result of a cross between the Winnebago and Arikara Squash and was introduced in 1926. The resulting Mandan Banquet Squash were orange in color with a cup on the bottom similar to Buttercup. Mandan Banquet is very early and has good quality thick orange flesh for baking. EXTREMELY RARE. Low quantity. (10 seeds per packet)

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green heirloom squash

Marina di Chioggia

The old heirloom "sea pumpkin of Chioggia" originates on the coast of Italy. A magnificent old squash that is great baked or in pies. The fruit are blue green in color with numerous warts and grow to about 10 pounds. Most have a button on the blossom end. Excellent for eating or fall decorations. Very tolerant of adverse conditions. (105 days) RARE.

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cream colored, bannana shaped heirloom squash

North Georgia Candy Roaster

An old Appalachian heirloom from Northern Georgia. One of the best squash available. The long pinkish fruit has a green starburst on the tip and can weigh 10 lbs. I was very surprised that this squash did so well in Manitoba for two years in a row. Last year it was extremely wet and the long vines were very productive; this past summer was very dry and this variety still did extremely well. The light orange flesh is sweet and excellent baked or used for pies. The squash have the best flavor when fully ripe and allowed to store for a few months. The seed of this variety is very unique and brownish beige in color. An excellent variety that should be more widely grown. (100 days to maturity) RARE.

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pumpkin-like heirloom squash

Rouge Vif D'Etampes (pre 1883)

(a.k.a. Red Etampes, Cinderella) A very old French heirloom that was first offered for sale in America by W. Atlee Burpee in 1883 but known in France in the early 1800’s. A beautiful flat pumpkin that Cinderella’s coach was modeled after. The flesh is thick and yellow and is good for pies or traditional pumpkin soup. In fact, this pumpkin was popular in Paris in the 1800’s because it made an excellent base for soups because the flavor was so mild that it didn’t take away from the other ingredients. One of the nicest things about this historic pumpkin is that it is orange when very small so unlike other pumpkins, you don’t have to wait for them to turn from green to orange; a huge advantage for farmer’s markets. A very decorative, early maturing variety. (95 days)

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slate blue colored heirloom squash

Sweet Meat

Introduced by the Gill Brothers Seed Company in Portland, Oregon many years ago. The fruit average about 10lbs and the pumpkin shaped fruit are a beautiful slate blue color. The flesh is deep orange, fine grained and very sweet. Perfect for baking or in pies. A favorite of all who try it. 95 days to maturity.

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light green colored heirloom squash with three lobes that make it resemble a three leaf clover

Triamble

(aka Triangle, Shamrock, Tristar) Imported from Australia in 1932, from seed secured from Arthur Yates and Co. of Sydney. A very rare and unique variety that is light green and has three lobes making it look like a three leaf clover. The thick orange flesh is great made into pies or as a side dish. Excellent storage variety.(100 days to maturity) 10 seeds per packet

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