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Spaghetti Squash - [ Garden Seeds, Seed2Go.ca] - VG-SPSQ-SM - Squash
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Spaghetti Squash


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Spaghetti squash or vegetable spaghetti is a group of cultivars of Cucurbita pepo subsp. pepo. They are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colours, including ivory, yellow and orange, with orange having the highest amount of carotene. Its center contains many large seeds.

Spaghetti squash (Cucurbita pepo) is a type of winter squash. Members of the winter squash family are known for their hard rinds and long shelf-life. Other types of winter squash include acorn, butternut, delicata, and buttercup squash, among others. Winter squash require a fairly long growing period to mature, and the fruits are harvested late in the growing season. They will last for months if stored at room temperature in a cool, dry environment.

Small Sugar Pie Pumpkin
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Small Sugar Pie Pumpkin


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Sugar Pie Pumpkins are the traditional pumpkin for making pumpkin pies. It is because of their sweet, fine grained, orange flesh which is often more firm and less stringy than their carving cousins. They are a smaller pumpkin that weighs 1.0-3.1 kg (2-7lbs) each and be 10-25cm (4-10”) around.

Aubergine Long Purple Italian Eggplant, Berenjena, Violetta Lunga 2


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V3 - This is the classic Italian eggplant typically used in Emilia Romagna to make 'Parmigiana' with tomatoes and parmesan cheese. This is a mid-early variety, very productive. It produces long, dark and slightly curved aubergine of medium dimensions with very few seeds inside. 

BEST TO START INDOORS

In early spring, start indoors about 2 months before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 50-55°F (10-13°C) range. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix. Keep moist and warm 80-85°F (27-30°C) and provide a strong light source until ready to plant outside. When seedlings are 2 inches tall, transplant into deeper individual containers. Maintain at 70-75°F (21-24°C). Feed with half-strength fertilizer every 2 weeks until weather is warm enough to gradually acclimate seedlings to outdoor conditions. Transplant 2 feet apart into rich soil in full sun.

Long, cylindrical fruit, intense dark violet color.

Firm flesh with very few seeds. Vigorous plant and very resistant to the heat.

Excellent and prolonged production. High demand from the fresh market and from the processing for easy peeling.

Variety suitable for spring-summer crop in open field.

Pumpkin, Gourd, Jack'O Lantern, Pepita


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A pumpkin seed, also known in North America as a pepita, is the edible seed of a pumpkin or certain other cultivars of squash. The seeds are typically flat and asymmetrically oval, have a white outer husk, and are light green in color after the husk is removed.

Pumpkins are actually a type of winter squash. Many varieties can send out vines that are 10 to 20 feet long, which can be challenging for a raised-bed garden. One option is to grow them on a trellis, such as the Cucumber Trellis. Use a mesh bag or fabric to help support especially heavy fruit. Another technique is to plant them on an outside corner of your raised bed and let the vines ramble onto the grass.

Like summer squash, winter squash need rich soil that's been amended with compost. They need warm weather and warm soil to grow and produce well. In most cases, it takes 90 to 100 days from planting seeds until the squash are ripe. Cold-climate gardeners may want to get an early start by planting seeds indoors about three weeks before the last spring frost. Plant two seeds per 3" pot, and cut off one if both grow.

Transplant into the garden a week or two after the last spring frost. You can warm the soil by covering it with clear plastic, which works better than the traditional black plastic, as long as you seal the edges with soil to contain the heat.

Some winter squash and pumpkins — the bigger ones, generally — will only produce a couple of fruit per plant. The seed catalog or seed packet should tell you what to expect. Pumpkins are always fun for kids, but not always good for pie. If you want jack-o-lanterns, you can grow any variety; for pies and soups, look for "pie pumpkins" or "sugar pumpkins," which have sweeter, more flavorful flesh.

Bitter Melon, Bitter Gourd, Malabar Long F1, Balsam Pear, Spiked, Teea, Great for Diabetics


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Teaa is a day neutral high yielding bitter gourd. Cultivable around the year except winter. Light green shiny fruits are 30 cm long, mild bitter and super tasty. First harvest is done is 45 days after transplanting. Single fruit weighs 20 0 grams. Yield is 10-12 tons/acre. 

This is a very popular vegetable growing on a vine which goes about 5m tall. A high yielding variety producing 35cm long slender dark green fruit up to 400-450 grams.. It’s cultivated around the world for its edible fruit, which is considered a staple in many types of Asian and Indian cuisine.

Best time to sow seeds after frost, seeds need min 20oC to germinate. For better germination rate, soak the seeds in water for a few hours before planting and sow them in 20mm deep in a sunny, well-drained position. They germinate between 10-14 days. Sow them 90 apart. Enjoy your harvest approx. 65-70 days from transplanting.

Type Gourds
Family Gourd Family
Temperature Soil 65-70F
Temperature Daytime 50-90F
Temperature Evening 55+F
Lighting Full, 6-8 Hours Per Day
Water Steady: 6 Gallons / Day
Maturity Long, 90-120 Days Harvest
PH Neutral 6.0-7.0
Zones 3A-9B
Plant Placement 4 Plants, 2 Per Row

Bitter Melon / Bitter Gourd / Pinyin / Pare / Paakharkaai / Kaakarakaya / Karela / Balsam Pear – MALABAR LONG F1 - LONG DARK GREEN INDIAN

 

 

Sicilian Snake Long Cucuzzi, Italian Slender Long Zucchini, Serpent of Sicily, Italian Edible Gourd, 枲≒, Longissima


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A favorite squash of Sicilians, cucuzza squash, meaning ‘super long squash,’ is gaining some popularity in North America. Never heard of cucuzza squash plants? 

Also known under a wide range of other names such as Zucchetta Cucuzzi, Serpent of Sicily, Italian Edible Gourd, Longissima, Bottle Gourd, Calabash, Suzza Melon, Zucca, Tasmania Bean, Guinea Bean, New Guinea Bean, White Flowered Gourd and Indian Squash, is a vine is an annual plant with hairy, shallow lobed leaves and white flowers (unlike squash which are always yellow flowered). The vines can run up to 25 feet in length.

Cucuzza is a summer squash in the botanical family of Lagenaria, which boasts a plethora of other varieties. This edible squash is related to the calabash, also known as water gourd or bird’s nest gourd. A vigorous squash, fruit is born from vines that can grow two feet (0.5 m.) a day. The fruits are straight, green gourds, occasionally with a minor curve to them. The skin is dark green and medium hard. The fruit itself can grow 10 inches (25 cm.) per day and will be 18 inches to 2 feet (45-60 cm.) long. The squash is usually peeled and the seeds removed from the larger fruit. The squash can be cooked just like any other summer squash – grilled, stewed, fried, stuffed, or roasted. Intrigued? I bet you’re wondering how to grow cucuzza squash now.

Type Gourds
Family Gourd Family
Temperature Soil 65-70F
Temperature Daytime 50-90F
Temperature Evening 55+F
Lighting Full, 6-8 Hours Per Day
Water Steady: 6 Gallons / Day
Maturity Long, 90-120 Days Harvest
PH Neutral 6.0-7.0
Zones 3A-9B
Plant Placement 4 Plants, 2 Per Row

 

Chinese Okra, Luffa Acutangula, Angled/Smooth Luffa Acutangula, (Extra Long) Edible, Sponge


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This vine originally from eastern Asia is cultivated in so many countries that it goes by numerous common names, including Chinese Okra, Angled Luffa, Dish Cloth Gourd, Ridged Gourd, Sponge Gourd, Vegetable Gourd, Strainer Vine, Ribbed Loofah, Silky Gourd, Ridged Gourd, and Towelsponge.

It's LUFFA ACUTANGULA.

You can guess from some of its common names that, like our earlier Luffa cylindrica in Río Lagartos, Chinese Okra's mature fruits contain fiber that when dried and cleaned can be used like a washrag. Among medicinal uses mentioned by the "Useful Tropical Plants" website is its fruits and seeds being employed against venereal diseases, extracts from its leaves serving against guinea worms, and its leaf sap being used against eczema, and as an eyewash to treat conjunctivitis.

Angled luffa is also called Chinese okra or ridged gourd. This excellent open pollinated variety is cultivated for the tenderness and sweet flavor of its fruit. The vigorous plant has a heavy fruit set of ridged, dark green, club-shaped fruits that are best harvested about 18” long and 2” in diameter.

Warm season annual

Maturity: Approx. 90 days

Type Gourds
Family Gourd Family
Temperature Soil 65-70F
Temperature Daytime 50-90F
Temperature Evening 55+F
Lighting Full, 6-8 Hours Per Day
Water Steady: 6 Gallons / Day
Maturity Long, 90-120 Days Harvest
PH Neutral 6.0-7.0
Zones 3A-9B
Plant Placement 4 Plants, 2 Per Row

Ridge Gourd: Hero is a high yielding photo insensitive hybrid variety of ridge gourd. Fruits are vigorous in growth and resistant to biotic and a biotic stresses. Fruit length is 40 – 45 cm and weight 250-300 g each. Plant harvesting starts around 40 – 45 days after sowing. Yield is 14 – 16 tons/acre.

 

Guatemalan Blue Squash, South American
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Guatemalan Blue Squash, South American


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Guatemalan Blue squashes are large, elongated fruits, averaging 35 to 40 centimeters in length and 6 to 10 pounds, and have an oblong to oval shape with slight tapering towards the curved ends. The rind is firm, hard, and smooth, ranging in color from dark green, green-blue, to a dusty, gray-green. There may also be some faint light green, vertical striping extending the length of the squash. Underneath the surface, the flesh is dense, thick, and dark orange, encasing a central, oval cavity filled with stringy fibers and many cream-colored seeds. Guatemalan Blue squashes have a smooth, tender texture when cooked and develop a sweet, nutty, and subtly fruity flavor.

Seasons/Availability

Guatemalan Blue squashes are available in the fall through winter.

Howden's Field Pumpkin, Gourd, Organic - [ Garden Seeds, Seed2Go.ca] - V-HFPK - Pumpkin
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Howden's Field Pumpkin, Gourd, Organic


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Howden's Field Pumpkin grows up to 25 lbs. Its sweet solid flesh is great for pies and its size is good for making jack'o lanterns.

Pumpkin seeds can be planted directly into the garden soil.

Sow seed directly into a raised mound of warm garden soil in late spring. 

Plant seeds 2 seeds on top of each mound 1” deep. Mounds should be 6' apart. Thin to one plant per mound. They should come up in 7-10 days depending on the soil temperature and will grow quickly in warm weather. 

Each packet contains 20 Organic Howden's Field Pumpkin seeds. Cucurbita pepo. Annual. Open-pollinated, heirloom, Non-GMO. Harvest in 120 days.