On The Vine
Cucumber: Home-made Pickling. A great pickling cucumber, also great as a slicer or in salads.
Cucumber: Marketmore. Slender, dark green fruits set the standard for slicing cucumbers. Amazing flavour!
Mouse Melon: Diminutive oval melons look like
miniature watermelons and are surprisingly crunchy, with a refreshing tart
taste that's great for pickles, stir fries and fresh salads! Very attractive
ornamental vines are ideal for growing on a trellis. Mouse Melons (also known
as Mexican Sour Gherkins) are virtually carefree, have good disease resistance
and are extremely easy to grow. Very heavy yields. 60 DAYS.
Zucchini: Costata Romanesco. Nutty flavour and firm texture distinguish this Italian heirloom. Great in stir-fry, grilled on the barbeque or whatever way you want to prepare them! Costata's also produce an abundance of male flowers, which are amazing grilled or stuffed.
Saffron Yellow Summer Squash: Smooth saffron coloured squash in incredible
abundance is what you will find here. Fruit are sweet and delicious raw. Plants
are vigorous bushes with large lustrous leaves.
Zucchini: Mutabile. Wow were we impressed with this zucchini. We trialed it
after reading the glowing reviews by Adaptive Seeds and Turtle Tree Seeds. They
didn’t exaggerate. The open, vase shaped plants yield consistently
as the powdery mildew resistant plants stay healthy much longer. Cylindrical
deep green fruits are easy to pick due to the plant structure and almost total
lack of thorns. No more scratched zucchini. We think this is as good as or
better than many of the hybrid zucchinis out there.
Waltham Butternut Squash: A winter squash of excellent eating quality. Fruit is 8-10 inches long with sweet, fine grained yellow orange flesh. Ideal variety to enjoy steamed, boiled or baked. Easy to grow. Spaghetti Squash: Old fashioned favourite that my grandma always grew. Can store for long periods of time if properly cured. Table Queen Acorn Squash: The standard for Acorn squash. Domesticated by Native North Americans from primitive indigenous forms. Introduced by the Iowa Seed Company of Des Moines, Iowa in 1913. Petite (1 pound), furrowed, soft shelled, high quality fruits with sweet orange flesh. Excellent for baking.
Small Sugar Pumpkin (Aka New England Pie) (C.Pepo): A very old heirloom pumpkin that is still one of the best for pies! Fearing Burr in Field and Garden Vegetables of America (1863) listed it as Sugar Pumpkin and stated the variety is the smallest of the sorts usually employed for field cultivation. It is, however, a most abundant bearer, rarely fails in maturing its’ crops perfectly, is of first rate quality. The orange pumpkins are 6-8 inches in diameter and average 6 pounds. The flesh is thick and sweet and perfect for pumpkin pie.
Sugar Baby Watermelon: The standard of icebox watermelons. Crisp red-orange flesh is sweet and juicy with dark brown seeds. Round 3.5-5.5 kg fruits have a thin, tough rind that resists cracking and turns dark green, almost black when ripe. Kids love them.
Tip Top Melon: A very rare variety due to it's resistance to factory growing conditions. A very sweet orange fleshed melon, with just a hint a spice. If you've never had cantelope fresh from the garden, you've never really had cantelope! Puts supermarket varieties to shame.
Luffa Gourd: Grow these squash for its fibrous flesh and when dried, you'll have the best bath sponges ever! Harvest at 2" long for delectable baby vegetables or up to 7" long for drying into sponges. Needs at least 90 days to harvest for sponges. Vines spread 12-30 feet and may require trellissing.