Tohono O'odham Ha:l
Cucurbita argyrosperma. A very heat tolerant and rapidly maturing squash from the Tohono O'odham Nation. Traditionally blossoms are mixed with wheat flour to make a porridge and seeds roasted for snacks. Prized for the immature fruits, Ha:al mamat (children) which can be used like zucchini. Mature fruits have light orange flesh, mild flavor, a starchy texture, and store well. The flesh can also be sun dried and boiled to resoften. From our Seed Bank Collection.
- Origin: low desert, about 1900' elevation.
- Approx. 5.0g/15 seeds per packet.