Biggest grower challenges:
- Fruit quality
Major purchasers of squash grown by our customers:
- Consumer at roadside and farmers’ markets
- Grocery stores
- Restaurant and Food Service
Characteristics that meet the growers challenges:
- High yielding varieties
- High quality fruit characteristics
- Disease tolerance
Varieties for shipping: All varieties are capable of being used for shipping. Winter squash will store and ship the best due to its hard rind
Organic: We have chosen to offer our newer hybrids that have good disease packages as untreated seed. Organic seed is available for a couple of our winter squash varieties.
All summer squash varieties have about the same shelf life. Winter squash has a much better shelf life due to the fact that it has a hard rind and firm flesh.
- Black plastic mulch
- Drip irrigation
- Row covers