Rancho Marques


Cucurbita moschata.  An incredibly beautiful and varied accession from Rancho Marques in Sonora, Mexico.  A good keeper with good flavor that gets sweeter with storage.  Mottled green to buff, yellow, and orange markings and a wide variety of shapes.   Prolific producers at the conservation farm in Patagonia, AZ.  From our Seed Bank Collection. 

  • Origin: low desert at about 3200' elevation. 
  • Bulk Sizes Available, see below.
  • Limit 3 packets.
  • $3.25

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Adam King
Fast Growing!

I planted a few of these in early August. It took a good month and a half for the female flowers to come and now there are a ton. It's been about two months and the largest squash is about 8-10 pounds. The first two vines are easily 15-20 feet long with a lot of smaller branches coming off of these, give these room to grow!

Rachel Redman Simms

I planted the seeds late July; it is now late September and there is no fruit. The plants are vigorous and healthy, but I'll have to wait and see if they actually produce!

Vicky Smith
Amazing, fast growing plants

I put a few hills in my rain garden. They are fast growers and great climbers. The leaves are very decorative. They do like to spread out. Looking forward to them producing squash.

Hoping for good luck

I fell in love with the variety of shapes and sizes and colors of the Rancho Marques. I’m impatiently waiting for the weather to warm up enough to plant these pumpkins out here in western TX. Squash vine borers and squash bugs are terrible pests here. I really want these pumpkins to be successful. I’ll let you know how it goes. They are beautiful and I’m encouraged by the previous reviewer’s comments,

Jess B
Pretty and prolific!

I planted two seeds directly in the garden in May. By midsummer I began to see fruit on the vines, which really branched out into the garden. I harvested twelve squash by the end of September in every shape, size, and color, ranging from 3 to 20 pounds. Can't wait to try them, but in the meantime they are serving as a pretty fall porch display!