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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 incredibly refined variety has been carefully cultivated by the Miami tribe of Indiana for what is believed to be up to 2000 years. Miami tribe elders describe this squash as a traditional variety that is typically cut into thin rings, dried and hanged from the ceiling of their wigwams for winter use. The legacy of Gete-Okosomin has been the subject of accidental misrepresentation through various articles and sensational headlines. Rumors were widely spread that the seeds of this variety were found at an archaeological dig, sealed in a clay ball that was carbon dated to 850 years old, headlines read "800 year old squash". The Miami tribe has explained that these rumors are quite false, and that while describing Gete-Okosomin as a squash pulled from a living time capsule makes a sensational headline, the really amazing fact is that this variety has been grown by the Miami for possibly 2000 years. It is a living artifact that countless generations have had a hand in preserving. Massive torpedo shaped variety that easily reaches 30 pounds. The bright yellow/orange flesh is a perfect balance of sweet and nutty. The impressive fruits are filled with an abundance of large, nutritious seeds
 
Gete Okosomin Squash
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 12
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

91.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Huge Vines
Location:
SPRING HILL, TN, United States
Date:
July 26, 2018
          5.0
 
Huge Vines
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? None

Review:

I was so excited to try growing this squash. It grew huge, long vines and grew very well, I planted the seeds in May and by mid July I had one mature squash. I had to rip the vine up mid July because vine borers and squash bugs were killing the plant. There were two on the vine when I had to up root it: one nice and orange and another that was deep yellow, still a bit soft like summer squash. The yellow one I sliced up and oven roasted and it cooked up like a yellow squash. The orange one tasted A LOT like pumpkin. You could easily use it in place of pumpkin for a pumpkin pie.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ryan
Location:
Hudsonville, MI, United States
Date:
April 2, 2018
          5.0
 
Pick some of these up
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Large fruit, great taste

What are the cons? None

Review:

Pretty prolific grower for me. Only put in four plants last year but they each had 3 to 4 fruit. Will dedicate much more space in the garden this year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Alberta Gardener
Location:
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Date:
January 19, 2018
          2.0
 
Good Keeper Bland Taste
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? good keeper, beautiful colour

What are the cons? bland taste

Review:

I was given a gete-okosomin by a friend. I was really happy to receive it as I like many was intrigued by the story behind the rediscover of this beautiful squash. It is a great keeper - it was harvested in the Fall (September or so), I cut it open in January and it was still firm and without blemish. As for preparation I cubed and baked it in a casserole dish with some coconut oil and a sprinkling of sage and garlic powder. I have found this method of preparation really brings out the flavour of different varieties of squash. Nothwithsanding this I found the gete-okosomin to be very bland. The texture is smooth and creamy but it is irredeemably bland for taste. I have saved some seed and will definitely try it again next season. If I get the same result I will drop it for a more flavourful variety.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sarah
Location:
Modesto, CA, United States
Date:
January 4, 2018
          5.0
 
A Joy to Grow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Lovely flavor, fast grower

What are the cons? Takes a lot of space

Review:

This variety of squash was a delight to grow. I implemented it into my three sisters garden for 2017, growing it alongside blue hopi corn and aztec cave beans. It was undoubtedly the star of the garden. It was vigorous and bloomed like crazy, which not only led to more fruit but attracted bees to my garden. We had so many squash flowers we wound up frying them for a summer treat. As with all squash, be aware that they do not like intense summer heat. The plant suffered a bit in the mid-July heat of California, though we expected as such and dealt accordingly. Harvesting the fruit was exciting. We had so much squash we were giving it away. It lasted a long time as well. We harvested in September and it was still fresh and ready when thanksgiving came around. The flavor is mild, sweet, and unique. Juicier than pumpkin. What an honor to be able to grow a variety brought back from the dead. I will grow it again in the future.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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17 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Farmer Phyl
Location:
Yakima WA, WA, United States
Date:
October 20, 2017
          5.0
 
high yields low work
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? high yield easy to grow

What are the cons? none

Review:

This was the first year growing this variety in zone 5. Allowed 100 square feet (vines growing outside that bed were cut off), grew with blooming buckwheat to bring in pollinator and predator insects, only used compost and mulch, total yield was 402 pounds. Most of the fruits were 20-25 pounds. The shape of the fruits requires less space for storage as they stack better than round. The flavor was good but maybe slightly less sweet than butternut, texture was very creamy and smooth. Not sure how long they will store. Saved seed for the local seed library. Would definitely grow again!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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