Tozer Seeds Pumpkin and Squash trials took place earlier this month. Over 80 people visited the trials and the event was a huge success. The trial included over 150 pumpkin and squash varieties. Highlights from the trial included TZ 5267 which is an excellent new small Kabocha variety, dark green with attractive flesh. Much smaller than the average Kabocha at just 600 grams, it would make an excellent addition to a mixed squash range available to trial in 2015.
Racer – A Tozer Seeds best seller which has 7kg-9kg round fruits with good colour and strong handles. Semi-bush variety which matures early. A consistent, high yielding pumpkin.
Paintball F1 is a smooth skinned variety 2kg to 4kg with great uniformity and ideal for Halloween painting. Rich orange coloured fruits on semi-bush habit giving good yields and having early maturity.
Cinnamon Girl F1 new Pie type, excellent uniformity of crop with fruits averaging 1.25kg with excellent handles.
Goosebumps – novel new variety with distinctive ‘warting’ over the fruits and an excellent handle, this variety has performed consistently well in trials, with five fruits per plant with weights averaging 3.5-6.5kg.
Butternut TZ 5256 – excellent new processing variety, the largest in our trial, early to mature with deep colouring. Trial seed available in 2015.
Sunspot 1kg to 1.5kg bright red fruited variety with deep orange flesh and good eating qualities. Very attractive and eye catching.
Jack Sprat F1 new hybrid pie type available to trial for 2015.
Fruits average 1.5kg with excellent colour and handles, average yield of seven fruits per plant in a uniform crop.