Bloomsdale Spinach

Vigorous upright plants with dark-green glossy, savoyed leaves, this variety is very tender with an excellent flavor.  Plant grows to 10" with 2-3" long leaves.  A quick growing variety that produces heavy yields and is slow to bolt.

The optimum temperature to germinate spinach is 70˚F. It is very difficult to achieve good germination rates in temperatures greater than 85˚F.


For best yields, harvest continually and make successive plantings every 10 days.

Connecticut Field Pumpkin

Vining Type

The heirloom pumpkin of the New England settlers and Native Americans, several hundred years old. Hefty orange-gold fruit weighs 15-20 lbs each, have a flattened bottom to keep them from tipping – making them good for carving at Halloween. This is a truly old variety; can be used for pies; the traditional American pumpkin. Noted for dependable yields.

Rouge Vif d'Etampes Squash

Vining Type

Also known as Bright Red Etampes or Cinderella


Beautiful French pumpkin introduced in the United States by W. Atlee Burpee in 1883; documented by Vilmorin the same year. Very flattened red-orange fruit with wide ribs, weighs up to 20 pounds. Favored by French chefs for rich soup stock.


Matures in 95 days


Queensland Blue Squash

Vining Type

An “Australian Blue” squash directly imported into the United States in 1932 from Arthur Yates and Company of Sydney. Dark blue-green ribbed rind with flesh that is meaty, sugary, brilliant orange, and abundant. Striking gray foliage. Late to mature, long shelf life.


Matures in 110-120 days


Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills spaced 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out. 6-8 seeds per hill, 1-inch deep.

Jack Be Little Squash

Vining Type

This tiny, cute pumpkin weighs just 8 ounces; flat and ribbed. These are a highly popular fall crop. The flesh is good to eat, and the skin is bright orange.

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