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Gete-Okosomin

What a beautiful squash! We had a small patch of these in 2018 that produced a couple dozen fruits, and we are now blessed with an abundant seed supply of these massive squash. All summer long these had my attention, as the vines got quite big, then as the small pale yellow elongated babies started to appear, and then as those babies kept growing and growing! Our fruits ranged from about 2 to 3 feet in length and weighed from about 8 to 25lbs.¬†We had many fruits weighing 24lbs, and the remainder weighing between 10 and 15. Make sure you have plenty of mouths to feed for one of these squash. Or, prepare it the traditional way and dry the squash to preserve it. The squash flesh is thick and brilliant orange. This variety comes from the Miami Nation (territory that is now identified as Indiana, southwest Michigan, and western Ohio) and has been grown by their people throughout the past 5000 years. The current name for this squash comes from an Indigenous language and means “really cool old squash”!

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