EA014

Tohono O'odham Ha:l

EA014

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.
These seeds are part of our conservation program and are not available for purchase. They are only available through Native American Seed Request or Bulk Seed Exchange.

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