All-Heirloom Summer Squash Seed Collection
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Our favorite five summer squashes -- plenty of seed to share with friends!
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Along with the garlic and tomatoes, the summer squashes round out our gardening passions!
Growing up down South, summer squash was our favorite seasonal dish. I can still taste my mom's fried yellow crookneck, and her squash casseroles!
Here is a line-up of our current favorites that we grow for Market -- the economical collection will give you plenty to plant with lots to share with your friends and neighbors.
Black Beauty Zucchini: prolific and very easy to grow.
Early Crookneck: heirloom variety dating back to pre-Columbian times.
Golden Custard Yellow Scallop
Green Tint Scallop
You can get a lot of food value from larger fruits, but we recommend harvesting as baby squash, when the blossom is still on the fruit. The tenderness and taste cannot be beat! Here's a delightful way to prepare it, the dish we live on all summer: cut the baby squash into cross-sections, 1/4-1/2" thick. Top with spreadable goat cheese, fresh herbs, and nuts. Bake at 350.
These are all bush-style squashes that you should plant 1" deep in hills 4-5' apart. They all mature in about 50 days -- plant successively for squash all season long!
Squashes are heavy feeders, so feed them lavishly with manure and other compost dug into the hills.
Each packet includes at least 15-25 seeds; you may buy either the economical collection, the Summer Squash Mix or individual varieties.
Our garden seeds, yarns, and nuts make perfect gifts in synergy with our shared goals of environmental protection, sustainability, and food security.
Consider our wide range of heirloom vegetable, herb, and flower seeds as holiday gifts this year ~ grow your own and promote genetic diversity!