This really cool old squash, or “Gete-okosomin” in Anishinaabe, is in truly a really cool and old squash.
Proof that properly stored seeds can be preserved for generations. Traditionally, Native Americans used seed pots for seed storage. They were designed to protect the seeds from rodents and insects and were created with only a tiny hole that would allow one seed to be dropped in at a time. When the time for planting came, pots would be smashed so that the seeds could be used.
Photo courtesy www.RareSeed.com
Roger Smith proudly holds the large and beautiful 800 year old strain of Gete-Okosimin.