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Lakota Squash



Lakota Squash is shaped like a squat pear, though sometimes rounder. It grows to be about 9 inches wide (23 cm) at the base, and about 8 inches (20 cm) tall, and weigh 3 to 7 pounds (1 1/3 to 3 kg.)

The rind has a reddish-orange background with greenish-black streaks coming up from the bottom.

Inside, it has finely-textured orange flesh.

It has a very mild flavour -- in fact, not much, despite a faint bit of sweetness.

History Notes

Lakota Squash was reputedly grown by the Sioux Indians, but then lost, and then and either "rediscovered" or "recreated", depending on which seed marketing material you happen to read.

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Also called:

Cucurbita maxima Lakota (Scientific Name)

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