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Gete Okosomin Squash (10 seeds) (SQ317) $6.00
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Gete Okosomin Squash

         
 
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(C. maxima) This is the squash that gained fame online and became known as the “800 year old squash” which according to legend seed was found in a “clay ball” at a historic site in Wisconsin. But, other stories state that this squash was found in a cave by the Miami nation. Whatever the story is we know that squash of this type have been grown by Native people in North America for hundreds of years, and likely came from the Guatemala area, possibly over 1000 years ago. This fabulous Native American squash first came to our attention in 2015, at the 5th Annual Heirloom Exposition in Santa Rosa, California. The magnificent fruits ran about 2-3 feet long and weigh to 18 pounds. The color is a rich, bright orange, with lighter range striping running the length of the banana-shaped fruits. The surface was mildly bumpy; the overall appearance was amazingly beautiful. Gete-okosimin also proves to be delicious--sweet, with hints of melon, and possessed of a wonderful smooth texture. We thank Roger Smith for bringing this squash to our attention. We will for 2017 donate all proceeds from the sales of this squash to Native American garden charitable organizations.
 
Gete Okosomin Squash
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

80.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Andrew Towell
Location:
Hartlepool, Durham, United Kingdom
Date:
August 31, 2017
          5.0
 
Huge Grows Easy Tastes Great
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Size, look, taste, easy

What are the cons? Nothing really

Review:

It grew fantastic, a very vigorous variety, I had to cut it back as I'd planted them too close together. I'm not sure if the thinning/pruning helped or not but I got some amazing squash, some of them were really big. It was a doddle to grow and just fed on chicken manure pellets every so often. I grew it on top of heavy duty weed membrane and under a pollytunnel when it began produced fruit. (it was already growing where I decided to build one). I'll be growing this variety for many years to come and saving the seed of the biggest. It matures well before Tahitian if that helps anyone.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Michele
Location:
Eagleswood, NJ, United States
Date:
August 26, 2017
          2.0
 
Disappointing
Easy to Grow 1.5
EarlyMaturity 0.5
 

What are the pros? None...it didn't grow

What are the cons? Got no squash

Review:

I was so excited to try this squash. Unfortunately, the vines all died. I got one tiny squash, but it rotted away. I shared seeds with another gardener, and she also got disappointing results...one very small squash and a very iffy vine (and she's an excellent gardener). I even tried late sowing the one seed I had left, but after its initial growth the plant seems to be dying just as it's starting to flower. My Long Island Cheese Pumpkin, on the other hand, is running rampant in the same conditions. And my ornageglo watermelons are also very vigorous. Maybe I got a bad packet of seeds. A shame.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Darlene
Location:
Alabama City, AL, United States
Date:
August 7, 2017
          5.0
 
Gete Okosomin squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Delicious

What are the cons? None

Review:

Very easy to grow... Large vines.... Needs room to grow .....must turn orange before harvesting Use in cakes, cookies, pies, casseroles, breads, soups and of course, fried...yummy

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mike and Shari
Location:
Tulsa, OK, United States
Date:
July 20, 2017
          5.0
 
Great Squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Many squash

What are the cons? Over took garden

Review:

Strong vigorous vines that literally went everywhere. Even grows over the garden fence. Sweet and delicious with a touch of butter, Salt and pepper. This will be a staple as it is mass producing, about 14 more on the vine.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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60 out of 62 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
KY Gardener
Location:
Covington KY, KY, United States
Date:
November 20, 2016
          4.0
 
Love this squash.
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Strong healthy grower

What are the cons? None other than Borers.

Review:

Firstly thank you for helping the Native American people by donating all proceeds. Anyway, I first came across these seeds while interning on a farm in the south. I was curious and brought a couple home. The next summer I planted a seed.. It grew very well once established. In fact it ran and out of desperation I started training it to a trellis. It loved it. I did end up losing the vine to Borers though. but not before I got a decent sized squash from it. It made for a delicious pumpkin type pie. I found it a little sweeter, so I used less sugar in the recipe. and yes I saved the seed :) My mother may be even crazier about it than me. I am so very excited to see this is being offered. Despite the borer issue it has earned a place in my garden and heart forever. Highly recommend it.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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