Squash Minimum 25 seed per packet
Lakota - C. maxima. Shaped like a squat, fat pear, flame-orange with green streaks radiating up at the bottom. The flesh is fine-grained and nutty-sweet. A woman named Alice Graham originally donated a selection of landrace squash seed to the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Graham had obtained this seed from Martha Newman, who had received it from her brother. The squash genepool had been grown at Fort Atkinson and Fort Robinson throughout the 1800s. Once grown in Lincoln, only one of 200 plants grown from the seed produced fruit resembling the original description (elongated and cylindrical with mottled orange and green skin color pattern). The segregated shapes indicated that the original landrace was outcrossed to Hubbard squash. University of Nebraska - Lincoln growers opted to select for a new, decorative, small, ovoid squash of good baking quality, and thus 'Lakota' was born.
Product sold in consignment with Stillwater Valley Farms, will come in Stillwater Valley Packets.