11 Pumpkin And Squash Varieties

11 Pumpkin And Squash Varieties

This month’s variety specs feature focuses on pumpkin and squash varieties. Features highlighted include great disease resistance packages, excellent yield potential, and more.

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Be sure to stay tuned for next month’s feature where we’ll highlight peppers.

Cinderella’s Carriage

Pumpkin Cindrella's Carriage F1

  • Breeder: Seeds By Design
  • Fresh market/processing: Fresh
  • Disease resistance/Tolerance: Powdery mildew
  • Days to maturity: 100
  • Weight: 20-plus pounds
  • Region(s) best suited for production: Southeast, Great Lakes, Southwest
  • Other attributes: Pink-red colored fruit shaped like a carriage. Large trailing vine sets up to five to seven fruit per plant. Well suited for fall decorations and baking. Flesh is yellow, sweet and has a nutty flavor

SeedsByDesign.com


Cinnamon Girl

3996-CinnamonGirl

  • Breeder: Johnny’s Selected Seeds
  • Fresh market/processing: Fresh
  • Disease resistance/Tolerance: Powdery mildew
  • Weight: 3 to 6 pounds
  • Days to maturity: 85
  • Yield potential: High
  • Region(s) best suited for production: Widely adaptable. Bred in the North, but performed very well in North Carolina trials
  • Other attributes: Strong handle, very uniform shape, and beautiful color. Makes an excellent pie pumpkin or ornamental

JohnnysSelectedSeeds.com


Solid gold

Solid-Gold

  • Breeder: Rupp Seeds
  • Fresh market/processing: Fresh
  • Weight: 25 pounds
  • Days to maturity: 100 days
  • Yield potential: High yield of very uniform fruit
  • Region(s) best suited for production: Midwest and Northeast U.S.
  • Other attributes: Excellent dark-orange color and strong handles

RuppSeeds.com


Sunlight

Sunlight 3

  • Breeder: Hybrid Seeds
  • Distributor: Siegers Seed Co.
  • Fresh market/processing: Fresh
  • Disease resistance/Tolerance: Intermediate resistance to powdery mildew
  • Days to maturity: 100
  • Other attributes: A bright yellow pie pumpkin that will catch customers’ eyes. High yields of uniform fruit with great handles

Siegers.com


Toad

Pumpkin_ToadXPU9015

  • Breeder: Sakata Seed America
  • Fresh market/processing: Fresh
  • Weight: 1.5 to 2.5 pounds
  • Days to maturity: 85
  • Yield potential: High
  • Region(s) best suited for production: Ornamental pumpkin growing regions. The amount of warts can be affected by environmental stress: more stress, less warts
  • Other attributes: Perfect for holiday decorating, bright orange color, and warts make it unique

SakataVegetables.com


Butterkin

butterkin (20)300

  • Breeder: Hybrid Seed
  • Distributor: Seedway
  • Fresh market/processing: Fresh
  • Weight: Up to 4 pounds
  • Days to maturity: 105 days
  • Yield potential: High
  • Region(s) best suited for production: North, Northeast, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic
  • Other attributes: Butterkin squash provides the perfect blend of sweet and buttery flavors. A specialty butternut, Butterkin has a very dark interior and a smooth texture

Seedway.com


Cosmos

Cosmos (7002Y)

  • Breeder: Abbott & Cobb
  • Fresh market/processing: Fresh
  • Disease resistance/Tolerance: Intermediate resistance to papaya ringspot virus, watermelon mosaic virus, zucchini yellow mosaic virus
  • Days to maturity: 52
  • Yield potential: Excellent
  • Region(s) best suited for production: Southeast U.S.
  • Other attributes: Smooth fruit with medium bulb, perfect for shipping. Vigorous plant, good disease tolerance for most viruses

AbbottCobb.com


Hokkori 133 F1

Hybrid Squash Hokkori 133

  • Breeder: American Takii
  • Fresh market/processing: Both
  • Disease resistance/Tolerance: Not susceptible to common diseases
  • Days to maturity: 45 to 50 days after flowering
  • Yield potential: Excellent
  • Region(s) best suited for production: U.S., Mexico, Canada. Adaptable to various growing conditions
  • Other attributes: Vigorous and high-yielding, producing uniform, sweet fruit. Weight is around 4 pounds

Takii.com


Esteem F1

SquashEsteem

  • Breeder: HM.CLAUSE
  • Distributor: Harris Seeds
  • Fresh market/processing: Fresh
  • Disease resistance/Tolerance: Intermediate resistance to powdery mildew, zucchini yellow mosaic virus, watermelon mosaic virus, and papaya ringspot virus
  • Days to maturity: 51
  • Yield potential: Excellent
  • Region(s) best suited for production: Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest
  • Other attributes: Strong vigor and a healthy plant. Straight, cylindrical, dark-green fruit, open plant habit

HarrisMoran.com


Payload

Payload

  • Breeder: Syngenta
  • Fresh market/processing: Fresh
  • Disease resistance/Tolerance: Intermediate resistance to cucumber mosaic virus, watermelon mosaic virus, zucchini yellow mosaic virus, and powdery mildew caused by Podosphaeria xanthii
  • Days to maturity: 43
  • Yield potential: High
  • Region(s) best suited for production: Ideal for Eastern U.S. growers
  • Other attributes: Upright, open plant facilitates ease of harvest and produces glossy zucchini with cylindrical, uniform shape

Syngenta-US.com/Seeds/Vegetables/


Reward

Reward (HMX )7729

  • Breeder: HM.CLAUSE
  • Distributor: Rispens Seeds, Inc.
  • Fresh market/processing: Fresh
  • Disease resistance/Tolerance: Intermediate resistance to powdery mildew, zucchini yellow mosaic virus, watermelon mosaic virus, and cucumber mosaic virus
  • Days to maturity: Approximately 48
  • Yield potential: Very good
  • Region(s) best suited for production: Widely adaptable
  • Other attributes: Open plant allows for easier picking, small end scar, fruit are on average 8 inches long

RispensSeeds.com