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Squash Green Hubbard

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 17/11/2017

(Cucurbita maxima) Heirloom. Said to be the original Hubbard from which all other Hubbard’s have been selected. It should not be confused with the Green Warted Hubbard which was introduced 50 years later. This Hubbard is a staple in many households, and with is sweet flesh, and fine grain it really is one of the best varieties out there. Unfortunately the few offered in stored a hybrid variety designed to produce the maximum number of fruits, and has not capturer the true essence of the original Green Hubbard. The Hubbard is a very good keeper and can be stored for…

The health benefits of pumpkins

Relevance: 94%      Posted on: 20/08/2018

20 August 2018 Tanya Malan Seeing that we are starting our HATCH-A-PUMPKIN-PATCH challenge (find the competition details on the Homeschool Heirloom Gardeners Facebook page), I thought it appropriate to tell you about the amazing benefits of pumpkins! Before we speak about the benefits of pumpkins, let's just take note that squash and pumpkin are part of the same family being the Cucurbitaceae Family and just on an interesting point, they are all actually considered fruit! Throughout history pumpkins has had many uses. Remember Jonah in the Bible? He sat under the shade of a gourd to relieve his sunstroke! In…

It is the season!

Relevance: 56%      Posted on: 15/08/2019

Isn’t it amazing how time flies? Here we are in the second half of 2019, with winter nearing its end. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about spring and what you need to do to prepare your veggie garden for the new season. A good place to start would be to clear your beds, add compost and mulch and allow the soil to recuperate a bit. So the question becomes, what can we plant? Fortunately, the warmer seasons offer more possibilities! And why don’t you try varieties that you haven’t planted before? Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? Visit…

Squash Yugoslavian Finger Fruit

Relevance: 43%      Posted on: 17/11/2017

(Cucurbita pepo) A very unique, uncommon and peculiar - yet pretty squash, originating from Yugoslavia. This gourd looks similar to a “patty pan” but it has 8-10 finger-like protrusions. These are ready to harvest as young patty pans or matured for a tasty squash. When mature, these also make very good ornaments and will keep well in a display. Approx. 10 seeds