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Gila Pima Ha:l

  • EA003
  • Cucurbita argyrosperma. One of our first squash collections. The light-skinned, pear shaped squash was originally collected in Bapchule, Arizona. Tasty with a bit of sweetness to the flavor. The fruits are large when mature, averaging around 15 inches long by 8 inches wide. Can also be eaten when young like summer squash. From our Seed Bank Collection. 

    • Origin: low desert, 1191' elevation
    • Approx. 4g/15 seeds per packet
    • Limit 3 packets
  • $3.95

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Jimmy Wayne Brasher
7600 West Vermont Ave. squish

Every seed came up. Has grown vigorously in our little walled yard. Over 20 years I have planted various squash with only zucchini producing--and zucchini actually does not do well. Gila Pima Ha:l is beautiful, resists heat of the day wilting, does not seem tasty to insects, covers a lot of the little back yard, and seems more adapted to my soil than the trepary beans I bought. Planted the squash promptly when seed arrived. Enough little squashes have developed in the past few days that I an going to cook some of them as summer squash tomorrow.
Questions: What would happen if I pruned off some of the runners that getting in the way? Do you have any suggestions on how to care for the plants, or cook the squash. I would especially like to know how to prepare the big blossoms for eating.

Debra Onsae
Gila Pima Ha:l

Seeds grew healthy and strong. We planted late June in Flagstaff school garden beds. The plants are flowering now and soon we should start seeing pods.

Quincy T.
Gila Pima Ha:l seeds

The Gila Pima Ha:l seeds are really good. They started sprouting within 2 weeks. I like getting my seeds from the Native - Seeds.

Paul B.
I will be buying from Native-Seeds-Search again in the near future.

Great seeds, great fulfilment. Unique seeds that I am eager to plant this year!

John Batteen
Fantastic plants

I grew these several years ago and came back for another packet, thought I'd leave a review.

I live in South Dakota and have a 120-150 frost-free growing season, but these still yielded very well for me. Growing any squash up here you just learn when to start pruning flowers for fruit that won't finish. I had massive fruit, I would say more like 16-24" typical size. Gorgeous skin, delicious flesh. They are not the sweetest squash but I don't like sugar that much. They taste great. I ate them before winter was up but they lasted a few months for me easy enough.

I like growing plants from Native Seeds because it can be hot and dry here in the summer and these plants tolerate it better than most. Many thanks for the very important work that you do.