Cucurbita moschata Seeds Per Packet: 30 Price Per Packet: $4.00 Days To Maturity: 90-100 days
An old New England variety, that reportedly originated among the Iroquois Indians. Introduced in 1834 by Boston seedsman Charles H. Hovey, this ancestor of today’s Butternut was described in detail in Fearing Burr’s The Field and Garden Vegetables of America from 1865. The bottle-shaped fruits reach 2 to 4 pounds, having a curved neck and fine-grained, sweet flesh. Resistant to pests and diseases, a superlative keeper. Formerly quite common, it has become very difficult to find.