Winter squash and Pumpkins
Jester (#3836) is a new winter squash bred by Johnny's. It's the same size as Carnival, and just as ornamental, but the eating quality is better. Ivory fruits with green stripes are oval, tapered at both ends, and have small to average ribs. Average weight is 1 lb. 95 days to maturity. Stores about 60 days.
Tom Fox (#599G) is named after the New Hampshire farmer who developed this pumpkin. Fruits are deep orange, thick-walled and, at 10-16 lb., heavy for their size. It has long, strong dark green handles, making it a good choice for U-Pick, roadside, or farmer's market sales. 110 days to maturity. Organic seed.
Bliss (#692) is an Asian hybrid with edible, dark yellow flesh. In a Johnny's farm crew pumpkin pie contest, this one won the blue ribbon for flavor. Fruits are 10-15 lb., flattened, ribbed, and a mottled dark green color. 125 days to maturity.