Tromboncino 60 days summer squash, 90 days winter squash. Also known as zucchini rampicante although, unlike other zucchini, a moschata. Tender, mild, sweet and nutty when harvested as summer squash at 8–12”. Delicious steamed, grilled or sliced raw in salad. Italians use it in gnocchi and to stuff ravioli. When the green-tan fruits grow very long, they are best baked as winter squash.
Strawberry Crown A medium-small Brazilian heirloom that leans on the sweet side. It is excellent naked, or roasted and looks gorgeous in your pantry in the meantime! It is smooth on the inside, and squat like a cinderella squash. The color is grey-brown, but blushes a beautiful strawberry color.
Golden Marbre A golden patty pan that can be picked early as a tender summer squash or can be seasoned as a winter squash. Expect abundance from this French beauty.
Illinois White Crookneck It is widely believed that the original seed from this squash comes from Abraham Lincoln’s parents! This pumpkin can weigh up to 25 pounds. This variety will keep well through winter and is an excellent pie pumpkin.
Lower Salmon River Squash One of the few heirlooms that originates in the PNW! This makes it especially high yielding and easy to grow in that bio region. It’s incredible sweet orange flesh makes it a great candidate for sweet or savory dishes. The thick skin of this squash can store for up to a year in the right conditions! Generally 3-12 pounds.
Gila Pima Squash The beautiful Gila Pima Winter Squash is one the first of Native Seed Search’s squash collection. According to NSS, these light-skinned, pear shaped squash were originally collected in Bapchule, Arizona. When picked young, they can be eaten as a tender summer squash.
We give the majority of the seeds we produce from these rare Indigenous varieties to the Tribal communities who tended these seeds for many generations. It is the least we can do as a seed company to help keep these incredible varieties flourishing. $6.00/5 seeds