Tags: Certified Organic Heirloom Open Pollinated

Growing Practices: No Pesticides No Herbicides No Fungicides No Synthetic Fertilizers

Latin Name: Cucurbita moschata

Days to Maturity: 125

Description:

Really good tasting squash with very unusual color. About half are GREEN ON THE INSIDE. The rest are orange or brown. Very good sweetness and dry matter, and usually smooth texture. Interesting and pleasant aromatic flavor - the greener ones have almost a hint of spinach flavor. The green color deepens in storage, and comes out even more in cooking - some fruits that look orange-brown if cut open at harvest time would be green later. Matures well in Central Virginia, but it takes the whole season. We selected for flavor, earlier maturity, color and productivity in 2020, then trialed and re-combined the selections in 2021. Next growing season we'll be ready to do a larger seed growout. We got this variety from Jay Bost of Hawaii - it originally comes from the Lago Atitlan region of Guatemala. We highly recommend this squash. Its also a very good keeper and has excellent downy mildew resistance. 10 seeds/gram. We'll have larger sizes next year.
Grown at Twin Oaks Seed Farm.

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    What's the average weight? Would it be happy on a trellis?

    Posted by Ann Ryder on 11/23/2017

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    • Shape and weight are somewhat variable, but about 2.5-4.5 pounds. Very vigorous plants, so it would need to be a large and sturdy trellis, for instance cattle panel arches.

      Posted by Common Wealth Seed Growers Cooperative on 11/23/2017

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Guatemalan Green Ayote (Tropical Pumpkin) - Certified Organic (Pre-Order)

Unit SizePriceDescription
1.5 Grams $3.50 Approx. 15 seeds

$3.50

Available for Pre-Order

Orders will ship on 12/15/2021

Common Wealth Seed Growers

Louisa, VA, United States (Zone 7a)
Established in 2014
14.00 acres in production

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