Students Revive The Extinct 'Big Old Squash' From 800 Year-Old Seeds
November 19, 2015
An archaeological dig on the Menemonee Reservation in Wisconsin yielded a clay vessel estimated to be about 800 years old.
Inside the vessel, the archaeologists found preserved seeds of an ancient squash.
A group of students at Canadian Mennonite University planted some of the seeds to see if they were viable after being buried for centuries.
An ancient squash was the result.
They named it "Gete Okosomin", roughly translated "Really Cool Old Squash" or "Big Old Squash", depending on the translation..
The successful cultivation of Gete-okosomin proves that heritage seeds are a viable food source that can survive centuries.
Image credit: seedkeeping.tumbler.com
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