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Old March 1, 2017   #1
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Default Siskun squash

I received the seeds for this variety from USDA to grow it as part of their seed re-generation effort. Germination rates were low but I was able to propagate seeds for it. Beautiful variety, and a limited quantity of seeds are now also available from our store: http://twoseedsinapod.com/product/siskun/

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This is a beautiful squash from Yucatan region of Mexico and is locally called Siskun. Plants have small leaves and plenty of 7-8 ft vines. Fruits change color from dark green to black, and to burnt orange at full maturity. Flesh color is tangerine. Fruits are oblate, ribbed, and in early 2017, the heaviest of them weighed a little less than 2 lbs. Rind is thin and easy to cut through. Plants are prolific. Our seed stock in 2017 is limited so get your seeds before we run out.


We grew our plants from USDA's germplasm collection orno 284710. Our special thanks go to Dr. Bob Jarret who sent the seeds to us as part of a re-generation effort.
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Mehmet, Is this a member of the moschata family?

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Sorry, I forgot to add that info. Yes, this is a moschata.

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Aprox how many days to maturity ?? Looks interesting.

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42 days from transplanting to first female bloom. I want to say around 80 days for maturity but it needs re-evaluation. Although squash grows beautifully in fall/winter here, it can get cold enough to slow down growth and sometimes kill the plants.

I want to say around 80 days but please keep in mind that it was grown in our "cold" season.

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