Seed List

Georgia Candy Roaster

Squash Georgia Candy Roaster

(C. maxima) Thought to have originated in the Appalachian Mountains, this productive banana-type squash is perfect for roasting and pie making. Produces rampant vines and large, long fruits weighing anything up to 25kg. Expect a little variation in shape, and in the thin, pinkish orange skin; the key feature is the delicious, smooth, orange flesh.

3 seeds
Squash

Queensland Blue

Squash Queensland Blue pumpkins in a wheelbarrow credit Katie Butler

(Cucurbita. maxima)
Australian variety dating back to at least 1930. Produces vigorous vines that can grow up to 8m so, as with all squash of this species, give them plenty of room to ramble. The deeply furrowed, blue fruits may show some variation (green-blue or grey-blue), which is usual for the variety. This contrasts superbly with the vivid orange flesh. Perfect for stuffing, and great in soups or boiled and mashed with butter. This variety is now widely commercially available, nevertheless, we still have seeds of this variety in stock so can make it available again just once more!

 

3 seeds
Squash

Summer Sun

Squash Summer Sun copyright Katie Butler

(C. pepo) Deserving of its name, this sprawling, bush type produces a proliferation of small, sunny yellow patty pans. The succulent, scalloped fruit, often seen in expensive imported supermarket packs, are excellent sliced and steamed and when mature make great individual stuffed dishes. Cheers up the veg patch no end! This variety returned to the National List in 2020 and will be commercially available again. However, we do still have a small amount of seeds in our store, so want to share it with you one more time!

3 seeds
Squash
Organic
Limited Stock

Virginia Rooster

Squash Virginia Rooster

(Cucurbita maxima) Our donor was sent seed of this variety by a penfriend in the USA. A vigorous variety producing long trailing vines, large leaves and dark green, rugby ball shaped fruit that will happily store over winter. She describes it as "a big brute!", and we are sure that you will enjoy its delicious, tasty, orange flesh.

3 seeds
Squash

Zapallito de Toscana

Squash Zapallito de Toscana

(C. maxima) A bush variety that reliably produces tennis ball-sized, dark green to purple fruits with orange flesh. For either summer or winter use, as it eventually develops a hard, waxy rind. Grew well in trials at Ryton and is an excellent keeper. Smells like melon but has a more savoury flavour.

3 seeds
Squash
Organic
Limited Stock

Zapallito de Tronco

Squash Zapallito de Tronco cut fruit

(C. maxima) This South American bush-like squash was first listed by James J H Gregory in 1885 and has been intermittently available since that time. In one season a single plant can produce 15kg of tennis-ball sized fruits for summer or winter use. Seedsman George B Roberts reintroduced it to his catalogue in 1967 suggesting that “They are delicious cooked and eaten cold, filled with summer vegetables mixed with mayonnaise, or with delicacies in the same manner as an avocado pear.”

3 seeds
Squash