Curcubit

Cultivating curcubits, such as cucumbers, zucchini, and pumpkins, in a home garden offers a multitude of benefits that extend beyond the simple joy of harvesting your own produce.

These versatile and fast-growing plants are known for their prolific yields, providing an abundant supply of fresh and flavourful fruits. Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, curcubits contribute to a nutritious and wholesome diet.

Additionally, their sprawling vines and lush foliage offer natural ground cover, helping to suppress weeds and conserve soil moisture.

Growing curcubits also encourages pollination, attracting beneficial insects to the garden. With relatively low maintenance requirements and the flexibility to thrive in various climates, these plants are an excellent choice for gardeners of all levels of experience.

Apple cucumber - 69SS

Apple cucumber - 69SS

Details   Small oval fruit are a bright, creamy white, about the size of a small apple; sweet, mild and very tender.
Botanical name   Cucurbitaceae Cucumis sativus
Grower name   Sarah Smith
Date Of Seed Harvest   Feb 2024
Contains at least   20
Price per packet   $4.50

Austrian Hulless - 246CMK

Botanical name   Cucurbitaceae pepo
Contains at least   20
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2023
Grower name   Carla McKnight
Price per packet   $4.50
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Caigua 1RW

Caigua 1RW

Details   From the cucumber family Caigua suits most areas of New Zealand as it handles cooler weather. The small thumb sized fruit can be used as a gherkin replacement as well as cut up into salads. Can grow to 3m so best to grow up and over some sort of frame work.
Botanical name   Cyclanthera pedata
Grower name   Richard-Paul
Storage Info   Seed stock refreshed yearly
Contains at least   20
Price per packet   $4.50
Crown Pumpkin - 226CMK

Crown Pumpkin - 226CMK

Details   Crown pumpkin has a bluish/grey skin, with orange flesh. Great for soups, roasts and in baking. Grows well in a drained site
Botanical name   Cucurbits maxima
Grower name   Carla Mc Knight
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2022
Contains at least   20
Price per packet   $4.50
Crownchestnut - 90aRW

Crownchestnut - 90aRW

Details   A cross between Whangaparoa Crown, Green Chestnut and an unknown very large crown-like pumpkin. This current generation of seed is 6 years into selection and stabilization. It is starting to become quite uniform in both colour, size and taste, though do expect some variation. The idea behind using these three varieties was, green Chestnut had wonderful flavour but thin flesh, Whangaparoa Crown had thick flesh but average to good flavour while the unknown had size. Richard thought combining all three could produce an outstanding new variety. Between 50 -60 plants are grown each year and about 140 fruit harvested. Seed from only the best flavoured, large and thick fleshed fruit are used for breeding over the successive growing seasons.

Botanical name   Cucurbits maxima
Contains at least   30
Date Of Seed Harvest   seed refreshed yearly
Grower name   Richard-Paul
Price per packet   $4.50
cucumber - Long green - Cmk

cucumber - Long green - Cmk

Details   Produces high yields of approximately 20 centimetres long wide dark green cucumbers
Botanical name   cucumis sativus L
Grower name   Carla McKnight
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2024
Contains at least   20
Price per packet   $4.50

Cucumber - Poona Kerra - 213SS

Details   Poona Kerra is an heirloom from India. This cucumber produces creamy light-green fruits with a delicious crisp and juicy taste. Fruit are shaped like a potato with skin turning brown as they ripen.
Botanical name   Cucurbitaceae Cucumis sativus
Grower name   Sarah Smith
Date Of Seed Harvest   Feb 2022
Contains at least   20 seeds
Price per packet   $4.50
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Jarriahdale - 156CMK

Jarriahdale - 156CMK

Details   Jarrahdale pumpkin is a heirloom variety, native to Australia, they store well, are a good medium to large size, good flesh and easy to grow
Botanical name   Cucurbita maxima
Grower name   Carla McKnight
Contains at least   20 seeds
Price per packet   $4.50

Kumi Kumi - oblong - 177NS

Details   Kumi Kumi fruit can grow to around 1kg and grow up to 30cm long. Needs plenty of space to grow as its a very rampant creeper. Immature fruit can be eaten as a courgette and tastes great. Once fruit is mature it stores well over winter but has a very hard skin.
Botanical name   Cucurbita pepo
Grower name   Nev and Sue Sinclair
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2022
Contains at least   20
Price per packet   $4.50
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Kumi kumi - round - Pretty Woman - JT

Kumi kumi - round - Pretty Woman - JT

Details   An East Coast cultivar. Seed collected from a Southern Seed Exchange Seed Swap by Julian Twiss. He says he got the seed from a pretty woman whose name he did not get. Her beauty lives on through her namesake.
Botanical name   Cucurbita pepo
Grower name   Julian Twiss
Date Of Seed Harvest   2024
Storage Info   Seed grow every second year
Contains at least   20
Price per packet   $4.50
Long Island Cheese Squash - 245CMK

Long Island Cheese Squash - 245CMK

Details   Thought to be one of the oldest domesticated squash types, Long Island Cheese is known for its smooth, string less flesh and rich flavour
Botanical name   Cucurbita pepo
Grower name   Carla McKnight
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2023
Contains at least   20
Price per packet   $4.50
Musquee de Provence - 114CMK

Musquee de Provence - 114CMK

Details   Originates from France, can grow from 5 - 15 kg and stores well, thin skinned so can be peeled as well. Are green when younger mature to a rich brown colour, (can be different shades of colour depending on how much light they are exposed to). A very nice pumpkin to grow
Botanical name   C. moschata
Contains at least   20
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2022
Grower name   Carla McKnight
Price per packet   $4.50
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Pumpkin - Rouge Vif d'Etampes - 208CMK

Pumpkin - Rouge Vif d'Etampes - 208CMK

Details   This pumpkin is an old French heirloom, moderately sweet, easy to grow. Plant in the spring, maturity is 95 - 105 days. Also known as the Cinderella pumpkin.
Botanical name   C. maxima
Grower name   Carla McKnight
Date Of Seed Harvest   2021
Contains at least   20
Price per packet   $4.50
Queensland Blue Pumpkin - 225CMK

Queensland Blue Pumpkin - 225CMK

Details   Australian heirloom pumpkin, deep bluish green in colour with deep ribbing, sweet orange flesh, can also eat the skin.
Botanical name   Cucurbits maxima
Contains at least   30
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2022
Grower name   Carla McKnight
Price per packet   $4.50
Speckled Hound - 158CMK

Speckled Hound - 158CMK

Details   Easy to grow, stores well, great flesh very tasty, kids love collecting these because of their size and interesting colouring
Botanical name   Cucurbita maxima
Grower name   Carla McKnight
Date Of Seed Harvest   march 2020
Contains at least   20
Price per packet   $4.50
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Standard Butternut Pumpkin - 69CMK

Standard Butternut Pumpkin - 69CMK

Details   Butternut has tan-yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp with a compartment of seeds in the blossom end. When ripe, it turns increasingly deep orange, and becomes sweeter and richer. It is a good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin C Magnesium Potassium and Vitamin A
Botanical name   Cucurbita moschata
Grower name   Carla McKnight
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2024
Contains at least   20
Price per packet   $4.50
Zucchini - Italian striped - 49CMK

Zucchini - Italian striped - 49CMK

Details   Zucchini Striped is a very productive summer squash, has dark green skin with light strips running thru the length. Plant late spring to early summer. Heirloom
Botanical name   Cucurbita pepo
Grower name   Carla McKnight
Date Of Seed Harvest   Feb 2023
Contains at least   20
Price per packet   $4.50
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Zucchini - Marble - 48CMK

Zucchini - Marble - 48CMK

Details   A good producer, keep picking to encourage more zucchini to grow, firm flesh with thin skin, good for zucchini spaghetti, soups, stews and cakes, water when soil gets too dry
Botanical name   Cucurbita pepo
Grower name   Carla McKnight
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2024
Contains at least   20
Price per packet   $4.50