Jack Be Little
95 days — 'Jack Be Little', also known as 'Jack B Little', 'Jack-B-Little', and 'Little Sweetie', produces fruits that are small enough to fit in your hand, weigh three
to four ounces, and are generally two inches high and three inches in
diameter. Each vine typically produces six to eight fruits each. It is a true open-pollinated, miniature pumpkin (thanks to the work of Larry Hollar!
), and not a gourd like other miniature "pumpkins" on the ornamental market.
The vigorous vines are easy to grow, prolific, and if carefully cured, the fruits can last up to twelve months. Although they are primarily marketed for fall decorations and popular at farm and produce stands, they probably are closely related to acorn squashes and good for soups, stuffed, or simply baked and eaten with a little butter, brown sugar or maple syrup.
Introduced by Hollar Seed company of Rocky Ford, Colorado in 1987. Each packet contains four grams, which is approximately 30 seeds.