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

Heirloom/Heritage Squash Seed

(Cucurbita mixta)

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

Japanese Pie (1884)

(aka Nippon Island) Originally from Japan and introduced in 1884 by Samuel Wilson of Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania. The seed of this variety has markings that look similar to the Chinese alphabet which led to it also being called the Chinese Alphabet Squash. By 1903, the Japanese Pie was carried by 78 seed companies. The Cushaw shaped squash averages 7 lbs and is dark green with orange undertones when ripe. An interesting novelty!

  • Package Qty: 10 seeds
  • Price: $3.95
teardrop shaped heirloom squash

Tennessee Sweet Potato (pre-1874)

A historic squash that is thought to have descended from the old Potato Pumpkin of the south that was introduced in the 1780’s from Jamaica via the slave trade. The Tennessee Sweet Potato Squash may actually be the same as the Potato Pumpkin that Thomas Jefferson grew at Monticello. First listed in 1847 by New York seedsman Grant Thorburn as Green Striped Bell and renamed by Burpee in 1883. The squash are pear shaped with a creamy white skin and striped with very faint green stripes. The flesh is to cream colored, fine grained and dry. The fruit average about 10-12 inches long and weigh from 10-12 pounds and are excellent keepers. Some have described the flesh as bland but I find it rather tasty. Huge vines. One of the earliest squash in the C. mixta species. (105 days)

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  • Package Qty: 20 seeds
  • Price: $3.95
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