I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.
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Sibley or Pikes Peak Squash
Sibley or Pike's Peak Squash
110 days, 4 grams (15-20 seeds)
Also known as Pike's Peak
Hubbard type squash that are oblong, tear-drop shaped slate-blue colored fruits. Average fruit weights around 9 pounds, can range from 5-15 lbs in size. Vigorous 12-15 foot vines.
The flesh is orange and thick with an excellent sweet flavor. With a hard rind it is an outstanding winter keeper. The flesh dries out and the taste often become more full-flavored and delicious with time. Keep this squash until after the new year and enjoy its sweetened flavor.
Introduced commercially by Hiram Sibley & Co. of Rochester, NY in 1887. Sibleys squash is believed to be Native American in origin and is similar to varieties found among the Winnebago Indians.