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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:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 8
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

87.5% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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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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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
AUNT JAM
Location:
CALGARY, Canada
Date:
October 2, 2017
          5.0
 
AMAZING PRODUCTIVITY BIG FRUIT
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? OVER 70 LBS OF SQUASH, 1 PLANT

What are the cons? NONE!!!

Review:

Great flavor, more productive than any other winter squash (have grown 35-40 varieties) with some of them maturing at OVER 8 LBS less than 90 days from transplant. Some matured over 14 LBS ( a miracle in Calgary). All this in a climate where proximity to the Rocky Mountains causes chilly nights and short season that frequently prevents maturing of winter squash before first frost!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Upper Lake
Location:
Upper Lake, CA, United States
Date:
September 29, 2017
          5.0
 
Love it
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Beautiful , large, healthy

What are the cons? none

Review:

We loved this large squash, first time growing it,. grew on a large mound. Healthy , very nice, a winner here. Very excited to note storing qualities.Next year will grow larger numbers..

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 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

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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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