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Turban Squash (Cucurbita maxima)
Turban Squash (Cucurbita maxima)
1.87 € *
Base Price 0.37 €/ seed
apx. $2.10
available
Patisson (Cucurbita pepo 'Patisson Blanc')
Patisson (Cucurbita pepo 'Patisson Blanc')
2.01 € *
Base Price 0.20 €/ seed
apx. $2.25
available
Zucchini 'Zuboda' (Cucurbita pepo) Organic
Organic certification
Zucchini 'Zuboda' (Cucurbita pepo) Organic
2.38 € *
Base Price 0.12 €/ seed
apx. $2.67
4.0 of 5 stars 1 available
Fig Leaved Gourd (Cucurbita ficifolia)
Fig Leaved Gourd (Cucurbita ficifolia)
2.57 € *
Base Price 0.51 €/ seed
apx. $2.88
available
Loofah (Luffa cylindrica)
Loofah (Luffa cylindrica)
3.50 € *
Base Price 0.70 €/ seed
apx. $3.92
available
Climbing courgette 'Tromboncino d'Albenga' (Cucurbita pepo)
Climbing courgette 'Tromboncino d'Albenga' (Cucurbita pepo)
2.01 € *
Base Price 0.40 €/ seed
apx. $2.25
available
Cucamelon, Mexican Sour Gherkin (Melothria scabra)
Cucamelon, Mexican Sour Gherkin (Melothria scabra)
3.08 € *
Base Price 0.31 €/ seed
apx. $3.45
available
Zucchini Cocozelle (Cucurbita pepo)
Zucchini Cocozelle (Cucurbita pepo)
1.87 € *
Base Price 0.37 €/ seed
apx. $2.10
available
Bottle gourd, calabash 'Dipper' (Lagenaria siceraria) seeds
Bottle gourd, calabash 'Dipper' (Lagenaria siceraria) seeds
2.76 € *
Base Price 0.55 €/ seed
apx. $3.10
available
Butternut Squash 'Ponca' (Cucurbita moschata)
Temporarily out of stock Our recommendation
Butternut Squash 'Ponca' (Cucurbita moschata)
1.87 € *
Base Price 0.37 €/ seed
apx. $2.10
out of stock
Dumpling squash 'Sweet Dumpling' (Cucurbita pepo)
Dumpling squash 'Sweet Dumpling' (Cucurbita pepo)
1.87 € *
Base Price 0.37 €/ seed
apx. $2.10
available
Round Courgette, Rondini 'Tondo di Nizza' (Cucurbita pepo)
Round Courgette, Rondini 'Tondo di Nizza' (Cucurbita pepo)
2.01 € *
Base Price 0.20 €/ seed
apx. $2.25
available
Winter melon, wax gourd (Benincasa hispida) seeds
Temporarily out of stock
Winter melon, wax gourd (Benincasa hispida) seeds
2.38 € *
Base Price 0.48 €/ seed
apx. $2.67
out of stock
Golden Hubbard Squash (Cucurbita maxima)
Golden Hubbard Squash (Cucurbita maxima)
1.87 € *
Base Price 0.37 €/ seed
apx. $2.10
available
Winter Squash 'Marina di Chioggia' (Cucurbita maxima)
Winter Squash 'Marina di Chioggia' (Cucurbita maxima)
2.76 € *
Base Price 0.28 €/ seed
apx. $3.10
available
Caigua, slipper gourd  (Cyclanthera pedata)
Caigua, slipper gourd (Cyclanthera pedata)
3.04 € *
Base Price 0.30 €/ seed
apx. $3.41
available
3 large squash varieties which are perfect for carving
Temporarily out of stock Articles combined in set
Seed kit: 'Halloween pumpkins'
6.31 € *
apx. $7.08
out of stock
Styrian oil pumpkin 'Herakles' (Cucurbita pepo var. styriaca)
Styrian oil pumpkin 'Herakles' (Cucurbita pepo var. styriaca)
2.76 € *
apx. $3.10
available
Spaghetti Squash (Cucurbita pepo)
Spaghetti Squash (Cucurbita pepo)
2.20 € *
Base Price 0.31 €/ seed
apx. $2.47
available
Pumpkin 'Musquée de Provence' (Cucurbita moschata)
Pumpkin 'Musquée de Provence' (Cucurbita moschata)
2.38 € *
Base Price 0.48 €/ seed
apx. $2.67
available
Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum)
Temporarily out of stock
Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum)
3.69 € *
Base Price 0.18 €/ seed
apx. $4.14
out of stock
Pumpkin 'Gele Centenaar' (Cucurbita maxima)
Pumpkin 'Gele Centenaar' (Cucurbita maxima)
1.87 € *
Base Price 0.37 €/ seed
apx. $2.10
available
Hokkaido Squash 'Red Kuri' (Cucurbita maxima) Organic
Organic certification Temporarily out of stock Bestseller
Hokkaido Squash 'Red Kuri' (Cucurbita maxima) Organic
2.99 € *
Base Price 0.30 €/ seed
apx. $3.35
out of stock
5 traditional, open-pollinated squashes
Temporarily out of stock Articles combined in set
Seed kit: Pumpkins/ Squashes, 5 varieties
9.30 € *
apx. $10.43
out of stock
3 complementary vegetable plant varieties ideal for mixed cultivation
Temporarily out of stock Articles combined in set
Seed kit: 'The 3 sisters'
6.07 € *
apx. $6.81
out of stock
In this category you will find seeds to grow your own pumpkins and squashes, which are particularly easy to cultivate and therefore an ideal testing ground for newbie gardeners, with little experience under their belts. However, pumpkins and squashes need to be cultivated on very nutrient-rich, humus soils, which will absorb warmth well and yet also have good water retention properties.
The 'Cucurbitaceae' family originates - like so many vegetable plants - from Central-, and South America. Some domesticated pumpkin seeds from these regions have even been successfully backdated to 8000-10000 BC, which positions cucurbitaceae plants among the oldest cultivated crops. In Central Europe however, pumpkins and squashes only recently have risen in their popularity again.
The increasing celebration of the American festivity 'Halloween' and its highly popular ritual of pumpkin carving, probably moved them back to our attention. Fortunately, this opened a door for the rediscovery of the five different species for pumpkin/squash cultivars: 'Curcubita pepo' refer to summer squashes/pumpkins and winter squashes/pumpkins, such as courgettes, marrows, spaghetti squashes, gem squashes amongst others. 'Curcubita maxima' or giant pumpkins include for example the striking looking 'Turk's turban'. 'Curcubita moschata' include the popular butternut squash and some amusing looking crookneck varieties. 'Cucurbita ficifolia' are known under many English names such as: black-seed squash, cidra, fig-leaf gourd, Malabar gourd, pie melon, sidra or Thai marrow and last but not least 'Curcubita argyrosperma' are also often referred to as silver-seed gourd, Japanese pie pumpkin, pipian and cushaw pumpkin. In terms of shapes and colours, pumpkin and squash varieties nearly seem to have reached a state of uncountable diversity. Interestingly, pumpkins and squashes were at first purely cultivated for oil extraction from their seeds and not for food consumption.