From Tatiana's TOMATOBase
|Fruit color||goldenwarning.png"golden" is not in the list of possible values (blue, black, gray, green, orange, pink, red, striped, tan, white, yellow) for this property.|
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- Jeannine Chalmers, Coquitlam, BC 12 / West Coast Seeds 08
Year grown: 2015
- Old heirloom variety.
- This variety was rated one of the ten most endangered American foods by RAFT. It was cultivated by the Seminoles in the Everglades region of Florida in the 1500s. The seeds were sowed at the base of girdled trees, so that the irrepressible vines, which grow in excess of 30', climbed the trunks, allowing the fruit to hang from the bare limbs.
- Greek-speaking Seminole Indians gave it the name "chassa-howitska", meaning “hanging pumpkin.”
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Seminole seeds.
|Year||Commercial Vendors||Seed Savers Yearbook (Member listings)||Seeds of Diversity (Member listings)|
Facts about Seminole
|History||* Old heirloom variety.
|Member code||B.C KO T +|
|Seed source||Jeannine Chalmers, Coquitlam, BC 12 / West Coast Seeds 08|
|Squash Family||C. moschata +|
|Squash fruit color|
|Squash fruit shape|
|Squash fruit size||small +|
|Variety type||heirloom +|
|Vendor||West Coast Seeds +|
|Year grown||2015 +|