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Iran Squash

Iran Squash

Cucurbita maxima


Iran Squash

Collected in 1940 in the northeastern Iranian city of Torbat-e-Heydariyeh, and preserved at the USDA seed bank ever since. Not known to the public until a few years ago, when our friend Glenn Drowns introduced it. This squash is super ornamental, with its unique, foam-green rind thatís mottled in soft peachy orange. Round and slightly ribbed fruits are medium to large in size. It keeps for a year or more, and is perfect for fall decorating. The seeds are great for roasting.

Seed reviews:
Buckhorn, Canada - Grows Well, flesh is really thick but dosen't have much of a pumpkin taste. I found even with this long growing season it was slow to mature before first frost.
Arizona: Grows well, so-so taste, can be seasoned, lasted in storage 2 years.
MO: Grows well. The largest squash maxed-out at 37.9lbs being harvested and cured in early July.
CA: Grows well. Tastes plain.


Iran Squash

Iran Squash

Iran Squash

Iran Squash

Iran Squash

Iran Squash

Iran Squash
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