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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 an 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 squashes 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 fruit runs about 2-3 feet long and weighs up to 18 pounds. The color is a rich, bright orange, with lighter orange striping running the length of the banana-shaped fruit. The surface is mildly bumpy; the overall appearance is amazingly beautiful. Gete-Okosimin also proves to be delicious--sweet, with hints of melon, and possessing a wonderful smooth texture. We thank Roger Smith for bringing this squash to our attention
 
Gete Okosomin Squash
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 13
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

92.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Canoe boy
Location:
Calumet, MI, United States
Date:
October 9, 2018
          4.0
 
Great yield
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Great producer

What are the cons? crazy vines

Review:

We grew this on a whim this year. I'm in "zone 4" according to the maps but really it's a strong zone 3. These plants took off and set large fruit. We had an exceptionally wet year this year and these guys were on the low end of the garden but didn't seem to suffer much loss. They also managed to mature in our rather short growing season and the flavor is pleasant and sweet. I had 3-4 plants and we harvested around a dozen fruit averaging 20 inches long. I think we are going to grow this one again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 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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8 out of 8 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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12 out of 13 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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14 out of 15 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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