Seminole Squash Seed

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Seminole Squash Seed

Rare Squash - native heirloom - long season, easy to grow - up to 30 ft - productive, keeps well, taste great - good for pumpkin bread.

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This is my first try at growing this rare squash here. It is rated one of the 10 endangered American foods by "Raft". It originally was grown by the Seminole Indians of the Everglades. I love it. It is extremely productive with vines up to 30 ft producing buckets of fruits -the perfect size for one or two people. It is also not attractive to the squash vine borer so it is a must for organic growers. The best quality is that it stores easily at room temps for a year. It likes a long season and hot humid climates so does well in the mid Atlantic region. It makes wonderful pumpkin bread or deserts. My favorite way to use it is to simply bake it.


Other Names:native name chassa-howitska meaning hanging pumpkin
Fruit:tan teardrop shaped
Lifecycle:1    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Height:2 ft
Diameter:30 ft
Container Planting:no

Cultural Requirements:

USDA Zones:1 to 8
Soil:average PH fertile soil
Propagation / Germination:easy
Spacing:trellis, plant to climb tree or give 30 ft space
Pests and Diseases:none

All of our seed offerings were grown here. I have been a seed savers for 40 years. Our seeds are packaged in original art packets, hand folded with 100% recycled paper. Instructions for growing are not on the packs but are on the listing under the seed template. Books on gardening as well as many catalogs carry general information on growing seeds. I am available by e-mail or phone to answer any growing questions as well. You won't find that service from many sources of seeds. The shipping on our orders also includes the processing and handling charges which is also less or equal to most seed companies. I hand pack each order and drive from the farm to the post office to ship your order.I only ship in the USA.

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