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On The Vine
2019 Varieties: 
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!

Shintokiwa  Cucumber:
An old Japanese variety, also known as “Tokyo Green”. A supremely sweet, bitter free 9” cuke with tender skin and few seeds.  They do well on fences and trellises, saving space in the gardens. Vines are almost mildew proof and well adapted to hot, dry summers. Small fruit makes excellent pickles and set the standard for slicing cucumbers; buttery soft and sweet, never bitter.

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. 

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. 
90 days.

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.

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.

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. 

85-90 days.

A highlight of the growing season! The brilliant copper red fruit are striped with green and white and are simply beautiful! It’s like growing a piece of art in your garden. Not only are they beautiful, but they are early, productive and the green flesh tastes similar to honeydew! This wonderful heirloom melon is originally from central India.

70 days to maturity.

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.

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