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As you know we spent the month of October in Keystone, South Dakota. We met a lot of interesting people including a man named David who works with Native Americans. He had a wonderful story to tell us about a squash called Gete Okosomin.Gete okosomin

The seeds of the Gete Okosomin were discovered in 2008 during an archeological dig on a Menominee reservation near Green Bay, Wis. The seeds were found in a clay ball, used for storing seeds. These squash seeds eventually were given to Winona LaDuke, a longtime advocate for native food sovereignty. She called the squash Gete-okosomin, an Anishinaabe word that roughly translates to “really cool old squash”.  Gete okosominThe White Earth Land Recovery Project grew fifty of them, and now have seeds to share with Native communities across the North Country. Now the squash is served to elders, children, and used for ceremonies at White Earth.Gete okosominThe vines of the squash can grown to over 25 feet long and the squash themselves can grow up to three feet long and 18 pounds.

David was given some of the seeds and had to opportunity to grow them himself.

Gete okosomin

Gete okosomin

He had brought one of his squash with him to Keystone. The squash was cooked up and shared one night. This pre-Colombian squash is delicious: hints of melon, terrific texture, and abundant flesh.Gete okosomin There was plenty for all to enjoy and the seeds were dried and shared with everyone who attended the Keystone Training.Gete okosomin seedsStories of seed savers are so interesting. I love hearing how certain varieties of seeds have been saved for hundreds of years. I am so honored to have been given some of these special seeds and will grow them carefully to preserve the purity of the seeds. I have only six seeds but I can’t wait to try growing them in our Vermont garden next year.

For those that are interested there is an update to this post HERE. As well as this article which was sent to me.

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506 comments on “Ancient Seeds – Gete Okosomin

Indrani on November 18, 2015 1:11 pm

Very interesting info. I hope they grow well for you.
Excellent take on ‘S’.
Happy ABCW!

Nancy Wolff on November 18, 2015 3:25 pm

Indrani,
I am going to baby these seeds and do all I can to have a good crop!

george huang on November 25, 2015 4:14 am

I’d love to try growing some gourds here in California! if someone can spare a few seeds in the near future please contact me @ geolotus@yahoo.com thanks

Nancy Wolff on November 25, 2015 3:47 pm

George,
I will contact you when my seeds are available!

Patrick J. Teague on November 18, 2015 2:26 pm

Thank you for the article on Gete Okosomin. How exciting. My wife and I have retired to eastern Oklahoma, and live 25 miles south of the Capitol of the Cherokee Nation – Tahlequah. We love gardening, though novices. Being Cherokee, we have access to historical seeds through the Nation, and have planted historical Cherokee vegetable gardens.

Is there a way, I can purchase some Gete Okosomin seeds grow here and share?

Thank you,
Pat Teague

Nancy Wolff on November 18, 2015 3:24 pm

Pat,
As far as I know these seeds are not averrable for purchase yet. I’d be glad to keep you name and email and if I am successful ing growing some I’d be glad to share the seeds!

Erik Meister on November 19, 2015 4:00 pm

This is so exciting! When you are successful in growing some, I would very much appreciate the opportunity to purchase a seed or two as well!

Thanks,
Erik Meister

Nancy Wolff on November 19, 2015 4:38 pm

Erik,
I will ad your name to my list! 🙂

John on November 19, 2015 5:53 pm

I would love to purchase some of these seeds as well, looks tasty!

Nancy Wolff on November 19, 2015 9:04 pm

John,
I’ll add your name to the list and keep you informed!

Rose on November 24, 2015 10:29 pm

Please!… Please!… Please!… Add my name as well!… Rose Virga Rose9565@aol.com … THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Nancy Wolff on November 25, 2015 12:21 am

Rose,
Your name is on my list! 🙂

Gwen Waite on November 26, 2015 3:48 am

I would also love to be added to the list. My husband loves seeds and would love to receive some of your precious seed to try. He eats squash almost every day and would love to have them growing in his garden. Thank you for your consideration. Most sincerely, Gwen

Nancy Wolff on November 26, 2015 5:04 pm

Gwen,
If your husband enjoys squash he will love this variety! I’ve added your name to my list!

joan saario on November 23, 2015 3:26 pm

Please i would love to have some seeds when available too!!

Nancy Wolff on November 23, 2015 3:53 pm

Joan your name has been aded to the list!

Roy Salcedo on November 19, 2015 9:32 pm

I would love it if you shared some seeds with me please! We have an organic garden and have made baby food for our 6 month old son from all the squash we harvested.

thank you kindly,

Roy

Nancy Wolff on November 20, 2015 1:24 am

Roy,
I will add your name to the list and be in touch when I harvest next summer! Hopefully I’ll have plenty of seeds!

MARCIA FOX on November 23, 2015 7:09 pm

Can you save me a few seeds as well? I would love to plant some. Thanks!

Nancy Wolff on November 24, 2015 6:16 am

Marcia,
Your name is on the list!

Annette Tang on November 21, 2015 11:50 am

I am fascinated by this discovery! I’m also on the hunt for heirloom and native edible plants to grow in our school’s garden for the kids to eat and study – any chance of getting some of these seeds?

Nancy Wolff on November 21, 2015 3:25 pm

Annette,
I will add your name to the list and be in touch after the harvest. You won’t have seeds for this growing season!

Nancy Wolff on November 23, 2015 1:57 am

Annette,
I have added your name to my list!

Annette Tang on December 24, 2015 1:02 pm

Thanks! This will be so great for our curriculum!

Jesse Johnson on November 23, 2015 2:11 am

I would be thrilled to be able to grow these in Missouri. My wife and I are new Master Gardeners and wounder love to see how these would grow in Missouri. If possible, please let me know when, how, … Thank you in advance.

Nancy Wolff on November 23, 2015 5:38 am

Jesse,
I will add your name to my ever growing list! They won’t be available until after this coming seasons harvest so you have to be patient!

Susan Harris on November 24, 2015 3:00 am

The story behind these seeds is fascinating! Being that my great-grandmother was native makes this even more interesting. Is there any possible way you could share a couple of your seeds from harvest with me? I would be forever grateful!

This is all so exciting! <3
Susan

Nancy Wolff on November 24, 2015 6:14 am

Susan,
Stay tuned I will be doing a post when I actually plant the squash and hopefully I will have an abundant harvest so I can share the seeds! I’ve added your name to the list!

Nancy on November 23, 2015 9:54 pm

Hi, pat I would love to buy some seeds

Nancy Wolff on November 24, 2015 6:14 am

Nancy,
I’ve added your name to the list!

Stephen Manning on November 24, 2015 1:17 pm

Id love to plant some of these seeds. Let me know how to get some!

Nancy Wolff on November 24, 2015 4:30 pm

Stephen,
If I have an abundant crop I will be sharing these seeds! I will add your name to my list!

Toni on November 18, 2015 2:44 pm

How interesting to learn the history of this squash and even better to bring home seeds to grow yourself!
Thank you for sharing the story and photos.
Have a great day!
Toni

Nancy Wolff on November 18, 2015 3:23 pm

Toni,
I am so interested in seed saving and can’t wait to try growing these seeds myself!

Julie Pullum on November 18, 2015 5:27 pm

Amazing story and amazing that they grew after such a long time! Really hope they grow for you too Nancy!

Nancy Wolff on November 18, 2015 6:28 pm

Julie,
I really hope they grow for me! I’m going to really baby them!Then I can offer the seeds to others!

JM Illinois on November 18, 2015 6:51 pm

Ancient seeds found and then re-planted. Enjoy planting, harvesting, saving more seeds and then keep on sharing these seeds with others which will result in peaceful living. I feel so happy after reading this wonderful story.
JM, IL

Nancy Wolff on November 18, 2015 6:56 pm

JM,
I loved hearing the story and then to actually have been given seeds just made me so happy!

Bob on November 22, 2015 10:29 pm

That sounds like a pyramid Scheme!

Nancy Wolff on November 23, 2015 1:48 am

Bob,
Not sure why this sounds like a Pyramid Scheme? Any extra seeds I have will be shared or bartered, I’m not selling any seeds!

Heather Kennedy on November 19, 2015 1:53 am

We’d be interested in a seed or two from your crop…………..I’m sure we have something to trade….

Nancy Wolff on November 19, 2015 5:13 am

Heather,
I’d be glad to trade some seeds with you! Hoping I have a good harvest next year!

Vickie on November 19, 2015 4:27 am

That is so cool! Amazing! Thanks for helping to preserve the diversity of seeds!

Jimmy Chan on November 19, 2015 6:17 am

Thanks for the write-up! This is the first description of the taste I’ve found—now how does it compare to other squash? Any similarities to other popular gourds? What kind of melon does it evoke?

Nancy Wolff on November 19, 2015 4:04 pm

Jimmy,
I only tried this squash once, bakes i the oven and really enjoyed the taste, sweet but not too sweet. When I harvest my own crop I will try cooking it several different ways and she my experience!

Troy on November 19, 2015 3:33 pm

I would love information on being able to purchase some of these seeds and or if anyone has a line on someone with some. Would love to grow them and spread the seed around.

Nancy Wolff on November 19, 2015 4:05 pm

Troy,
When I get a good harvest I would be glad to share the seeds, I don’t believe you can buy them anywhere right now.

Shannon on November 19, 2015 10:43 pm

This is really a wonderful and inspiring story. I would love to purchase some Gete Okosomin seeds, if there are some available from your crop. Thank you.

Nancy Wolff on November 20, 2015 1:24 am

Shannon,
I hope I have a successful harvest! I will hopefully have enough seeds for everyone interested! 🙂 I will add your name to the list.

Daniel Ouma on November 20, 2015 5:20 am

Thank you David. I am glad that I was one of the few who attended the Keystone training and got the privilege not only to take the seed home in Africa, but I also ate a delicious product of the seeds.

I safe home and I am trying if I can make this fantastic history into my country.

May you be a blessing to many as it reaches out.

John on November 20, 2015 2:03 pm

Hi Nancy,

Please add me to the list too – I am an archaeologist who studies ancient agriculture through archaeological seeds, and would love to have a few for my collection.

Many thanks!
John

Nancy Wolff on November 20, 2015 3:51 pm

John, Your name is added to the list!

Jeff on November 20, 2015 4:36 pm

I am very interested in the Gete-okosomin seeds as well. I have friends who are restoring prairie and working with Monarch Butterfly groups and they would love to add them to their collection. Please add me to your list, too.

Thanks!

Nancy Wolff on November 20, 2015 4:37 pm

Jeff, Your name has been added!

Manikandan on November 21, 2015 7:05 pm

I need this seeds can you able to sent to India just some 5 – 10 seeds. Thanks

Nancy Wolff on November 23, 2015 1:57 am

Manikandan,
If I have a good harvest I would be glad to send you some seeds. I will be in touch in September or October!

Ivana on November 21, 2015 8:11 pm

Hello there! I’m very excited for the Gete-okosomin seeds as well and I would love to have a few. As Wisconsin is as cold (f not colder) than Ontario, I would love to have this wonderful squash for our garden. We are also starting a garden at my school next year and I would be an amazing educational tool. Here’s hoping! 🙂

Nancy Wolff on November 23, 2015 1:56 am

Ivana,
I won’t have any seeds to give away until after this coming years harvest! I will put your name on my list however!

Thomas on November 21, 2015 10:22 pm

I would love to grow this squash, too so please add me to your list 😉 Thanks

Nancy Wolff on November 23, 2015 1:55 am

Thomas,
Your name is now on my list!

Thomas on November 23, 2015 9:03 am

Thanks 😉

Jerome Lafon on November 22, 2015 2:48 pm

Hi Nancy,
Very interesting article. I’d love to purchase seeds too. I would like to offer them to my brother who grows organic plants and train his seeds to become more resistant by harvesting & replanting them each season on the same soil.
He would be so happy to work with such antic seeds!!

Thank you,

Jérôme

Nancy Wolff on November 23, 2015 1:53 am

Jerome,
I will not be selling the seeds just giving them away or trading for other heirloom seeds, I have added your name to my ever growing list! 🙂

Genevieve on November 22, 2015 4:15 pm

Hi Nancy!
How lucky are you to have the possibility to grow these 🙂
If you are successful and get seeds i would be very interested to have some for my organic garden! Please add me to your list!

Nancy Wolff on November 23, 2015 1:52 am

Genevieve,
I’ve added your name as well!

Terrakian Dragon on November 22, 2015 6:32 pm

I’ve been following this story for a month or two (when I first heard about it) and I’m amazed, as always, at the power of life to survive! I recently heard about another set of ancient seeds that had managed to germinate after thousands of years (well, with a lot of scientific help from humans)! Blows my mind: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/03/150324-ancient-methuselah-date-palm-sprout-science/

There have been a few others, but I’ll just the one link. 🙂

Ha! And seed companies try to tell us that most seed won’t germinate after only a few years… LOL

I realize your seed list is getting long and you may not have enough seed next year to send out, but if you happen to have any left, I would very much like to have some. I’m a transplanted (heh) Anishinaabe from Manitoba, and when I heard of the squash being grown in my hometown, I squeed like a little girl. 😀

My Metis heart (French/Innu Cree) would be so happy to be able to grow something my ancestors may have grown or traded for. That, and saving heritage foods is a big interest for me. Our food diversity is wide, but the variety within each kind is too low.

I have some nice heirloom varieties of various veggies (especially tomatoes, corn, melons and squash), so if you’d like a trade, let me know! 🙂 I don’t have anything really rare, but heirloom types are fading from our farms–let’s keep ’em alive! <3 I also have some open-pollinated potato-seeds (only about 70 seeds), so if you want to try raising your own potato-varieties, this would be a fun chance.

Cheers and thank you!

Terrakian (yeah, that really is my name)

Nancy Wolff on November 23, 2015 1:52 am

Terrtakian,
I am always interested in growing heirloom seeds, it’s so important to keep them growing! I’d be glad to share seeds with you or trade for something! Let’s hope I have an abundant harvest!

Nathan Higgins on November 22, 2015 7:40 pm

This sounds really cool. If you could add me to your list as well, I would appreciate it.

Nancy Wolff on November 23, 2015 1:50 am

Nathan,
Your name is o the list!

Jim Richeson on November 22, 2015 9:16 pm

I live near two nations here in New York and would be interested in some seeds to grow and share on with friends on these Nations for their Cultural and Agricultural projects.
I’ve been working on an Indian hemp seeding project that’s coming along pretty well.

Nancy Wolff on November 23, 2015 1:50 am

Jim,
Your Indian hemp seeding project sounds interesting, I will add you name to the list as well!

Julia Budahazy on November 22, 2015 9:36 pm

Hi Nancy – this is fascinating! What a joy to find this squash resurrected. We grow a bountiful crop of different kinds of zucchini, squashes, eggplant and tomatoes every summer – we live in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada – close to Toronto. I would be overjoyed to have the opportunity to acquire some of these seeds to add to our garden! Please let us know how things go and if there’s a possibility of mailing some seeds to your neighbours up north. Thanks!

Nancy Wolff on November 23, 2015 1:49 am

Julie,
I will add your name to the list! I’m hoping to get more seeds from David to share as well!

Russ johns on November 23, 2015 12:35 am

Would appreciate a few seeds from this unusual find

Nancy Wolff on November 23, 2015 1:47 am

Russ,
I will add your name to the list! 🙂

Sabrina L on November 23, 2015 3:24 am

This is amazing! I’d love to be added to the list too. My husband and I finally bought our first home and now that I have a yard, I want to try growing food. This kind of thing really interests me. On a recent visit to the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at UNM, I purchased some seed packets from Native Seeds/SEARCH. I’d also like to get some glass gem corn seed and try growing that.

Nancy Wolff on November 23, 2015 5:36 am

Sabrina,
I will add your name to the list! Hoping for a bountiful harvest! 🙂

Theresa Noll on November 23, 2015 3:57 pm

Please add me to your growing list as I would love to try to grow these as well. I would be happy to pay for a few seeds. Thank you so much! So happy they grew for you!

Nancy Wolff on November 24, 2015 6:20 am

Theresa,
I’d be glad to add your name to the list!

luis fernando gutierrez on November 23, 2015 6:03 pm

where i can buy this seed, im from mexico please.

Nancy Wolff on November 24, 2015 6:19 am

Luis,
I am sorry but I don’t believe you can purchase these seeds commercially yet! I’ll add your name to the list!

MARCIA FOX on November 23, 2015 7:11 pm

If you have any seeds left, can I please be put on the list? I can give you some hard to find Bahamian bird pepper seeds if you want.

Nancy Wolff on November 24, 2015 6:15 am

Marcia,
I’ve added your name to the list and I would be glad to trade for your Bahamian bird pepper seeds!

Nina on November 23, 2015 8:12 pm

Please add my name to your list. I could send you postage if needed. Many thanks. I love this idea!

Nancy Wolff on November 24, 2015 6:14 am

Nina,
Your name is on the list! I will be in touch after harvest!

Kenneth Cook on November 24, 2015 4:06 pm

I was absolutely fascinated to read about the Gete-Okosomin Squash story/history in the latest quarterly issue of the “Heirloom Gardener” by the Baker Creek Seed Company.

We are certified organic and only grow open-pollinated public domain heirloom / heritage varieties of vegetables.

I would be grateful and honored to be able to buy and grow some seeds of the Gete-Okosomin squash.

Please let me know if that is possible and what the costs would be to include shipping and handling.

Thanks so much for your kind attention and consideration

Please add me to the wait/mail list

Cheers,

Ken Cook
240 Stark Highway North
Dunbarton, NH 03046
603-774-7775
kcook@gsinet.net

Nancy Wolff on November 24, 2015 4:28 pm

Ken,
I will not be selling the seeds but rather giving them away. I have added your name to the list and hopefully I will have plenty of seeds to share next year!

Weston on November 24, 2015 5:21 pm

I would love to be added to your list for seeds, if possible? I would love to try this ancient specimen. It looks wonderful!

Thanks for sharing this story!

-Weston

Nancy Wolff on November 24, 2015 5:54 pm

Weston, your name is on the list!

Tiffany Matson on November 24, 2015 7:14 pm

I also am extremely interested in purchasing some seeds from you as well. I am absolutly intrigued in the finding of the seends were discoivered 2012 and have been on the prowel for these seeds since. To bring some culture to my home and community would just be a rare treat! Please add me to your long list I would be forever gratefull!! I am becoming obsessed with this discovery!

2563 Elgin Rd
Moses Lake WA 98837

Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!
Tiffany Matson

Nancy Wolff on November 25, 2015 12:22 am

Tiffany,
Happy Thanksgiving to you too! I’ve added your name to my list!

Julien Lesire on November 24, 2015 9:31 pm

A long extinct variety came back to life. A very old novelty. It’s amazing. What kind of squash is it ? Maxima ? Moschata ?

Nancy Wolff on November 25, 2015 12:23 am

Julien,
I will have to check into this, not sure if it is Maxima or Moschata!

Rebecca Patenaude on November 24, 2015 9:51 pm

This is a wonderful find! As a gardener and seed saver I would love to be added to your list and possibly pass seeds forward in the future 🙂

-Rebecca

Nancy Wolff on November 25, 2015 12:21 am

Rebecca,
I’ve added your name to my ever growing list!

Donald Miller on November 25, 2015 12:47 am

This story reminds me of the Anasazi Cave Beans I grow. They are delicious and also found in a clay bowl they say was about 1700 years old. I would love to grow this squash. Please put me on your list. Thank you.

Nancy Wolff on November 25, 2015 3:35 am

Donald,
I love stories of ancient seeds. Maybe we could swap seeds!

Victoria on November 25, 2015 12:52 am

I would also love the seeds. We have plenty of space for them. I am more concerned that we don’t have a long enough growing season. Do you have any idea about the growing requirements? Days to maturity, hardiness zones, planting times and depth? I am very curious to find out, because we would love to add them to our crop rotations and save seeds to pass along as well. We are growing in a very rich fertile organic soil here in Maine. We are working on getting our organic certification going as well.

https://www.facebook.com/mainehomesteadproject/

http://mainehomesteadproject.blogspot.com/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA0OZmSYgR1CmurDZQPId8A

Nancy Wolff on November 25, 2015 3:31 am

Victoria,
I live in Vermont and am going to do my best to grow these squash. I figure Wisconsin must also have a shorter growing season. I will start the seeds indoors and them move them outside into the garden. I am going to do my best to have an abundant harvest!

Ylva Sjödin on November 25, 2015 12:55 am

Hi. I’m a Swedish women and I just love the story abort this old seeds.

I Will be happy, If I get the chance to buy some seeds from this sqash ,to use in my kitchengarden.!

Please , add my to your growing list. 😊

/Ylva

Barry Kline on November 25, 2015 2:17 am

Hi Nancy!

I would be very grateful if you add my name to your very extensive list! 🙂

Thank you for doing this and hope you have a bountiful harvest next year.

Barry

Pete on November 25, 2015 3:09 am

Please add me to your list. Good luck with your endeavor to grow such a wonderful discovery!

brian h on November 25, 2015 3:19 am

Would be interested in a few seeds to grow in eastern South Dakota. 🙂

Kyle on November 25, 2015 6:07 am

Nancy, I would really love for the chance to grow this squash, If there are any seeds to purchase I would be honored. Good Luck.

Nancy Wolff on November 25, 2015 3:46 pm

Kyle,
I’ve added your name to the list, I will not be selling the seeds but giving them away!

Stacy Quasebarth on November 25, 2015 6:25 am

would love to be added to the list! 🙂

Nancy Wolff on November 25, 2015 3:45 pm

Stacy,
Your name has been added!

Inna Bekker on November 25, 2015 11:33 am

I would love to grow this squash in my garden in New York. Please add me to your list.

Nancy Wolff on November 25, 2015 3:44 pm

Inna,
Your name is on the list!

Mary Fletcher on November 25, 2015 12:51 pm

I live in Indiana and would love to have my name added to the list to purchase some. Thank you!!

Nancy Wolff on November 25, 2015 3:44 pm

Mary,
I’ve put your name on the list!

Lianne S on November 25, 2015 2:06 pm

I would also love to be added to the list! What an amazing find and fabulous opportunity to keep history alive 🙂 I would be honored to purchase some seeds up here in the North!

Nancy Wolff on November 25, 2015 3:44 pm

Lianne, Your name is on the list!

Schatze B on November 25, 2015 3:55 pm

I would love some seeds, Please add me to your list if you can. This would be an amazing item to grow. Thank you,

Nancy Wolff on November 25, 2015 9:12 pm

Schatze,
I will add your name to my list!

Jeremy Pye on November 25, 2015 4:12 pm

That is very exciting that 800 year old seeds would still be viable. It looks very similar to a pink banana squash. Do we have any idea of the exact species of this squash? I certainly would be interested in obtaining some of these seeds if possible.

Nancy Wolff on November 25, 2015 9:12 pm

Jeremy,
I don’t have any other information on the exact species of the squash. But I will add your name to the growing list!

Barb on November 25, 2015 4:38 pm

I read about these seeds a while back and was amazed that they were still viable. Even more amazing to me is the sharing of such a rare seed! If you would kindly share a seed or two with me, I promise to share with others!

Nancy Wolff on November 25, 2015 9:11 pm

Barb,
Your name is on the list!

Maggie on November 25, 2015 7:22 pm

I live in Sweden and I would love to grow these here. So when ever you have seeds I’m eager to get hold of a few.

Nancy Wolff on November 25, 2015 9:11 pm

Maggie,
I will be in touch after the harvest!

Anders Nielsen on November 25, 2015 8:41 pm

Dear Nancy,

I know this is an ever growing list. But could you please add me aswell.
I promise in return, that I will share the seeds from my crop 🙂

Nancy Wolff on November 25, 2015 9:10 pm

Anders,
I have added your name!

Sheryl on November 25, 2015 11:29 pm

o wow would I love to be on the list for seeds please!! I hope it would grow well enough in the pacific northwest!

Nancy Wolff on November 25, 2015 11:51 pm

Sheryl,
I will add you name to the list.

Nicole on November 26, 2015 12:10 am

Nancy please add me to your list. This is amazing! And like Anders, will share 🙂
Thank you!!

Nancy Wolff on November 26, 2015 5:05 pm

Nichole,
Your name is on the list!

Myraida Diaz on November 26, 2015 1:13 am

Nancy:
Could you please add me to the list for “the other” year? I would pay for them and would pay for transportation. I am a vegan with digestive problems and squashes are one of those things that I digest better. I would love to grow them for personal consumption. I would share with family and friends of course because it would be too much for me but I would love, love to have that opportunity! Thank You very much for sharing information and seeds! Blessings!
Myraida

Nancy Wolff on November 26, 2015 5:05 pm

Myraida,
I have aded your name to my list, I will be giving the seeds away although I may ask for postage! 🙂

Louisa on November 28, 2015 8:04 pm

I would love to purchase some of these seeds I’ve been looking for them for a few months. I would definitely grow them and pass the seeds to my gardening groups. I am a big advocate for seed saving

Shay on November 26, 2015 3:29 am

I know your list is getting rather large but I would also love some seeds from this amazing squash if you could add me to your list. Read an article about it today, I love gardening and saving seeds, I think these would be amazing to grow.
My dad is 1/4 Native American and I live right next to an Ojibwa reserve in southern Ontario, I think these would be amazing seeds to grow and share with the native community next door. Though I imagine this plant will take up a good corner of my yard LOL.

Here’s my email shayleannaj@gmail.com please add me to your list.

Nancy Wolff on November 26, 2015 5:04 pm

Shay,
I have added your name to my list and will be in touch after harvest!

Daniel benskin on November 26, 2015 4:42 am

Would love to try and grow the seeds here in new jersey, please give me consideration for this awesome opportunity.

Nancy Wolff on November 26, 2015 5:03 pm

Daniel,
Hoping to have an abundant crop so I can share these seeds! Your name is on the list!

Troy on November 26, 2015 5:16 am

This is great, I would love to be added to the list, will grow some and pass on the seeds, troy.billings@gmail.com .

Nancy Wolff on November 26, 2015 5:03 pm

Troy, your name is on the list!

Bernadette on November 26, 2015 5:25 am

I live in Grass Valley Ca and would love the chance to plant some seeds here and propagate them among our community.

Bernadette

Nancy Wolff on November 26, 2015 5:02 pm

Bernadette,
I have added your name to the list!

Zach on November 26, 2015 2:14 pm

these seeds were discovered in an archaeological dig in 2008, not 2012.

Nancy Wolff on November 26, 2015 5:02 pm

Zach, Interesting I thought it was 2012. Your name has been added to the list!

Zach on November 26, 2015 2:15 pm

either way, I would still love to be added to the list! even just a small handfull would be amazing!

steve on November 26, 2015 5:22 pm

I would like to get a few seeds of Gete-okosomin if possible. If you have any extras please let me know.

Steve

Nancy Wolff on November 27, 2015 6:17 am

Steve,
I will be i touch after harvest. I’ve added your name to the list!

Matt Fredericksen on November 26, 2015 5:53 pm

I would love to be considered for seeds as well. I have a small walk in green house and have started growing everything I can get my hands on.

Nancy Wolff on November 27, 2015 6:17 am

Matt,
I’ve added your name to the list!

Elisabeth skoro on November 26, 2015 6:14 pm

Please sign me up to get some seeds too! I wound love to give them to my mother-in-law for her garden. Paying is fine.

Nancy Wolff on November 27, 2015 6:17 am

Elisabeth,
I’ve added your name to the list!

Amy Peick on November 26, 2015 7:17 pm

I would be honored to grow these in my garden. My husband is half Cherokee and would be so surprised. If you could add my name to your growing list I would be grateful! Thanks again, Amy

Nancy Wolff on November 27, 2015 6:16 am

Amy,
I’ve added your name to the list!

Autumn Marie Mulverhill on November 26, 2015 8:18 pm

May I ask to be placed on your list, too, please? More than happy to pay postage. Thank you in advance!

Nancy Wolff on November 27, 2015 6:16 am

Autumn,
I’ve added your name to the list!

Graham Murgatroyd on November 27, 2015 2:20 am

Hi from Australia,

This is simply fascinating! If anyone has a few seeds to drop into an envelope i’d love to plant a few here.

Kind regards

Nancy Wolff on November 27, 2015 6:16 am

Graham,
I’ve added your name to the list!

Roxanne Grant on November 27, 2015 2:33 am

I would be honored to be blessed with a few ancient native seeds to grow and share here in Michigan.

Nancy Wolff on November 27, 2015 6:16 am

Roxanne,
I’ve added your name to the list!

Teresa Probst on November 27, 2015 2:47 am

I would love a seed or two of the geye-osokomin for my garden, how do I go about it?

Nancy Wolff on November 27, 2015 6:15 am

Teresa,
I will hopefully have enough seeds to share with everyone after the harvest next year.I’ve added your name to the list!

Russ on November 27, 2015 3:09 am

I would love to see how the seeds grow here in Alabama. Thank for your consideration. What an exciting story!

Nancy Wolff on November 27, 2015 6:15 am

Russ,
I’ve added your name to the list!

Elmer Zink on November 27, 2015 4:07 am

Nancy,

I have seen articles about the delicious looking Gete-okosomin and its history. I am quite intrigued about this squash and would love to grow some next year. I would love to have the opportunity to grow some of these next year here at our home in Maryland.

If we can make your list and obtain some of your seeds, I would be very grateful to you.

Thank you.

Nancy Wolff on November 27, 2015 6:14 am

Elmer,
I will add your name to my list and be in touch after harvest!

Elmer Zink on December 21, 2015 11:23 pm

Thank you so much, Nancy. Really looking forward to trying to grow, cook, and bake into pies some of these great squash..

Shawn Hendrix on November 27, 2015 4:48 am

I would love to bring those seeds to life on my farm in southern California. I can paypal for postage. Thank you – shawn350@gmail.com

Nancy Wolff on November 27, 2015 6:14 am

Shawn,
I’ve added your name to the list! I will be in touch after harvest!

Antoine on November 27, 2015 4:50 am

Would love seeds. Happy to send you seeds back or pay for postage. Would like to try these in Michigan!

Nancy Wolff on November 27, 2015 6:13 am

Antoine,
I’ve added your name to the list!

Jude Boudreau on November 27, 2015 5:16 am

Hello from Edmonton. If you still have a few seeds to spare, I promise they would not be wasted.
My father is an amazing gardener. He and I would also share seeds with the local community.
I have many friends in the local first nations community and I would love the opportunity to share seeds with them.

Nancy Wolff on November 27, 2015 6:13 am

Jude,
Pray that I have an abundant harvest and have enough seeds to share with everyone! I’ve added your name to the list!

Stevie on November 27, 2015 5:17 am

i would love some seeds to grow on my biodynamic farm.

Nancy Wolff on November 27, 2015 6:12 am

Stevie,
I’ve added your name to the list!

Maciek on November 27, 2015 6:52 pm

Hello. Im from Central Europe and I would love to plant a few seeds here in Poland. I can transfer money for postage. Thanks!

Nancy Wolff on November 27, 2015 7:05 pm

Maciek,
I will add your name to my list and be in touch after harvest!

David cooperman on November 28, 2015 1:13 am

Hi Nancy, I live in Washington state and would love the overt unity to grow this squash. Please add my name to your list. Thanks david

Nancy Wolff on November 28, 2015 5:24 pm

David,
Your name has been added to the list!

Linda Schertz on November 27, 2015 7:34 pm

Please Miss Nancy, could you share with me? We only grow non GMO seeds. I am willing to pay whatever you need! Thank you in advance!

Nancy Wolff on November 28, 2015 6:57 am

Linda,
I will add your name to my list!

Dani Stephan on November 27, 2015 8:36 pm

Hello! I would love to be added to your list as well! My aunts are horticulturists and I would absolutely LOVE to give them seeds for their garden!

Nancy Wolff on November 28, 2015 5:26 pm

Dani,
Your name has been added to my list!

Esther McIsaac on November 27, 2015 9:42 pm

I too would like a few of these precious seeds to grow. More than willing to pay for the seeds and of course shipping, postage and tax. Thank you for your consideration.

Nancy Wolff on November 28, 2015 5:26 pm

Esther,
I’ve added your name to my list!

Lou Salecki on November 27, 2015 11:00 pm

How can I get seeds for our planting. We are eating healthier and gardening naturally using heirloom seeds as well as sharing our seeds with others. Please advise how we may obtain these seeds. Thanks, Lou

Nancy Wolff on November 28, 2015 5:25 pm

Lou,
I don’t believe the seeds are averrable commercially yet but I have added your name to my list and hopefully will have enough seeds to share after my harvest next year!

Karen Mitsueda on November 27, 2015 11:26 pm

Hope you have enough seeds. I would like to plant in Northern California. Thank you for being involved in this project. Let me know the cost.

Nancy Wolff on November 28, 2015 5:25 pm

Karen,
I have added your name to the list! If everyone prays for an abundant harvest I should have enough seeds to go around!

Jessica Kirkman on November 28, 2015 2:54 am

I would love to be added to your list!!!! Please and thank you, we are in North Carolina

Nancy Wolff on November 28, 2015 5:23 pm

Jessica, Your name has been added!

Stacee on November 28, 2015 5:19 am

We would love to grow these in our native gardens in AZ if you still have seeds! Thank you!

Nancy Wolff on November 28, 2015 6:55 am

Stacee,
Your name is on the list!

Andrew Barney on November 28, 2015 6:04 am

Hello, i would love to be added to your ever growing list as well. I too am part native american and trying to preserve a rare recently discovered native american squash found growing wild in the south east desert of Utah. I have named it “Wild Pueblo” for it’s wild nature and both of our pueblo ancestry. It actually shares some resemblance in color and markings of the Gete-okosomin, but it is a round squash, not oblong. (http://alanbishop.proboards.com/thread/8499/wild-pueblo-squash)

Anyway, thanks! And keep up the great work!

Nancy Wolff on November 28, 2015 6:55 am

Andrew,
I’d be glad to put your name on my list, maybe we could trade squash seeds.

Eva on November 28, 2015 6:55 am

I would love to buy some seeds from you. Please add me. I’d love to see how they would grow in Hawaii.

Nancy Wolff on November 28, 2015 5:23 pm

Eva,
I’ve added your name to the list, I wonder if they would grow in Hawaii!

Adrienne on November 28, 2015 10:49 am

I would like to obtain seeds as well.

Please advise if they are available at this time.

Thank you

Nancy Wolff on November 28, 2015 5:22 pm

Adrienne,
The seeds will not be available until after the harvest but I have added your name to my list.

Yoann Le Bozec on November 28, 2015 12:02 pm

Hello!

I just heard about this amazing story. I’d love to grow some in my garden. I’m french and I live in Strasbourg. I guess it would be fun if the seeds could cross the ocean that way ! I have many friends and familly spread everywhere in France, and I can give them some seed after my own harvest!
Of course I’ll pay for the sending fees if you add me to your list 😉
(I’m sorry if I made mistakes, and I’m quite sure I did..)

Nancy Wolff on November 28, 2015 5:21 pm

Yoann,
I love the stories of other seeds savers. I would be happy to add your name to my list!

Yoann Le Bozec on February 28, 2017 7:27 pm

Hey! What’s new? Sorry i didn’t come back on time.

Did it grow well? How tasty are the Okosomins?

Do you still have some seeds? I’m getting my garden ready for this year, it would be the perfect timing 😉

See You !

Yoann Le Bozec on November 28, 2015 9:16 pm

Thanks a lot!
I’m doing my best to send you some sweet rain and good weather from over here!

Judy Read on November 28, 2015 12:21 pm

Would appreciate being on the seed list…..will gladly pay postage. Love heritage squash…..this is ancient squash!

Nancy Wolff on November 28, 2015 5:21 pm

Judy,
You have been added to my list!

Nancy Cousintine on November 28, 2015 12:44 pm

I was pleased to hear about these squash! What a wonderful discovery! I would be most happy to receive some of these seeds to grow these squash in my garden here in Huntsville, Ontario. Could you please put me on your ever growing list? Please let me know about cost, and postage payments. My family has First Nations heritage, and I would share these seeds, or the seeds of my first harvest with them all. Our ancestors, I think, would be pleased to know that something so important would be shared, and enjoyed by people so many generations in the future 🙂

Nancy Wolff on November 28, 2015 5:20 pm

Nancy,
I’ve added your name to my list and will be in touch after harvest!

Ray Cunningham on November 28, 2015 12:45 pm

I would like to mail you some money today – to be placed on your squash seed list.

Nancy Wolff on November 28, 2015 5:20 pm

Ray,
No need to send money! I have added your name to my list and will be i touch after harvest!

Mark on November 28, 2015 3:43 pm

Wow! What an opportunity you had getting some seeds snd trying squash. You have any more details on growth habits and tolerance ? Has it been found to be a good keeper?

I know the list must be long if possible sen some my way or you know anyone else as possible sorce? Are any going to be sent to Seed Savers in Wisconsin? They have the know how to really preserve this ancient treasure.

Nancy Wolff on November 28, 2015 5:18 pm

Mark,
I only have the information shared to my by David, the man who gave me the seeds. It seems to be a good storing winter squash. I know various folks are studying this plant so I sure hope they’ve sent some seeds to the Seed Savers in Wisconsin!

Paul on November 28, 2015 4:07 pm

I would love to have some of these seeeds. Would you please add me to your list. Obviously I’ll pay for them in addition to shipping. Thank you very much for considering my request. This is an amazing opportunity for my garden and table.

Nancy Wolff on November 28, 2015 5:17 pm

Paul,
I’ve added your name to my list.

Trinae on November 28, 2015 4:10 pm

I would love to try this squash, but I can never seem to grow anything right. So hopefully some of you green thumbs can bring this back enough that those of us who can only seem to kill plants and vegetation can get a taste one day. I am not ever asking for seeds, just hoping to sample it one day.

Nancy Wolff on November 28, 2015 5:17 pm

Trinae,
I’ve added your name to my list!

Rae on November 28, 2015 4:56 pm

Nancy,

Like the vegan above, I am a person with multiple digestive and autoimmune disorders and must eat a highly specialized diet, of which squash is one of relatively few things I can eat without distress. I recognize that your list is prohibitively long at this point, but I would pay for both the seeds and postage for either this year or the next. If I cannot be on the list, I appreciate the consideration all the same. This was a magnificent blog post and tribute to this beautiful hidden North American gem!

Nancy Wolff on November 28, 2015 5:16 pm

Rae,
I’ve added your name to the list! Let’s all pray for an abundant harvest! 🙂

Bob Skorupa on November 28, 2015 5:14 pm

I am interested in growing the Gete Okosomin in my garden next year.
postage is no trouble.
I am unsure of the number of people you have on your list, but I bet it is going to get quit large before spring 2016
Bob In Sawyer Michigan

Nancy Wolff on November 28, 2015 5:16 pm

Bob,
You are right the seed request list is getting quite long, however I am hoping to get a few squash to harvest and there are hundreds of seeds in a mature squash so let’s just hope for an abundant harvest with seeds to share with everyone! I’ve added your name to my list!

sarah simmons on November 29, 2015 10:49 pm

Me too, me too! I would love to grow this amazing squash. I teach elementary school and we study the Native American people. This would be a very cool addition to our unit of study.

Kathryn Stevens on November 28, 2015 6:45 pm

Nancy, I would love to be added to this very long list! I am an avid gardener and seed saver in Western Washington, and have been looking for a new (old) winter squash to grow consistently every year, and pass along to others! Thanks for your consideration. 🙂

RAYMOND MORAIS on November 28, 2015 8:04 pm

I WAS SO EXCITED TO SEE THIS DISCOVERY OF THIS ANCIENT SQUASH. I HOPE IT CAN BE REPRODUCED IN ABUNDANCE SO ALL WHO WOULD LIKE TO GROW THEM CAN HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY. IF THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF OBTAINING JUST A COUPLE OF THE SEEDS SO I COULD SEE IF THEY WOULD REPRODUCE HERE IN SOUTH TEXAS DURING OUR COOLER MONTHS IT WOULD BE AMAZING.. PLEASE CONSIDER MY REQUEST IT IT IS AT ALL POSSIBLE. I WANT TO PAY FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THE PAST GROW IN MY GARDEN. THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK IN THE SPRINGTIME.

Deanne Sihr on November 28, 2015 9:04 pm

Hi Nancy,
Loved the article and am so intrigued by this. Can you kindly add my name to the list. I would gladly pay you for them. Thank you.

Robert Crawford on November 28, 2015 9:54 pm

I think this has to be the story of a lifetime for gardeners… wow.. im so amazed!!
i love harvesting seed from every years garden and have many varieties from many years past..
im sure im preaching to the quire about my pasion.. Nancy, i would love to get on your list for some Gete seeds. how ever long it takes 🙂 and thank you for sharing this wonderful not so little miracle..
Robert… Robpdx111@gmail.com

Linda Peterson on November 28, 2015 10:55 pm

I would love to grow the ancient squash in my Minnesota garden! I have both Potawatomi and Dakota ancestors – it would be an honor to grow this squash, and then be able to share seeds with others next year. I would pay your fee, postage as requested. Thank you for considering me.
Linda, Stillwater, MN

John on November 28, 2015 11:36 pm

Am a lifelong gardener and part Native American. Would love to grow and eat these as a way of connecting with my ancestors. Of course would also share seeds with everyone I can.

Here is an interesting article about the Gete-okosomin squash. Whichever story (or both) is true, it is clear that this variety of squash has a long heritage among North American Native peoples.

http://welrp.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Squash-story.pdf

Nancy Wolff on November 30, 2015 3:01 pm

John,
Love this article, fascinating to read more about these wonderful plants!

Lynn Desjardins on November 28, 2015 11:47 pm

Hello Nancy,
I would love to grow this interesting squash and would appreciate if you could add my name to your list.
Thank you!

Shellye on November 29, 2015 12:31 am

please add me to the seed list! I am in a part of northern ca with many American Indian students…. I would love to share this with them and have our science classes grow them (I am a middle school principal).
Thanks!
Shellye

Christopher Goodwin on November 29, 2015 1:08 am

Nancy, if you have the abundant harvest we all hope for, a few seeds are still available and would be so kind as to send me some, I will grow, harvest and collect the seeds from every squash I grow. I will return the seeds from all but one squash to you. The seeds I keep I will use for next years crop and from that crop I will distribute seeds to others interested in cultivating this incredible squash. Nice of you to pay it forward.

Susan Justin on November 29, 2015 1:13 am

HI Nancy, I would love a few seeds. Please add my name to the list if there is still room. Will be happy to pay for postage and handling too.

Robert Porter on November 29, 2015 1:46 am

Please add me to the list if there is enough, would love to grow these. robert@xtechs.org

Erik Robinson on November 29, 2015 3:55 am

While your first harvest might not bring enough seeds to get them to everyone on the list, I would still like to be added. I am patient and am willing to wait till the next harvest if there is a shortage of seeds. If you would be kind enough to add me to the list I will gratefully wait til you have enough to work with. Thanks.

Lynn on February 24, 2016 4:28 pm

Would love to have some seeds to try to grow here in North Georgia. Please place me on the list if possible.

Ben Bowman on November 29, 2015 4:55 am

Nancy-
I’d love to give these a try up here in Maine during our short growing season. Perhaps even greenhouse them, if needed. I’d be happy to share with my gardening friends as well! Postage is no problem. As a household of vegetarians, it’s great to diversify our diets.
Good luck on your harvest. Thanks for giving us all this opportunity.
Many positive vibes heading your way,
Ben

Nancy Gauchey on November 29, 2015 8:46 am

My gosh what a fascinating story. So glad to have found your site as I followed up on the story of the seeds that a friend shared today on Facebook.
You list is growing and growing. Yikes! Thank goodness the Gete-okosomin is a hearty source of seeds. Please add me to the list and know that I will plant the seeds and share the story with children here in the greater DC area. I promise to also dry the seeds from my harvest and share them as you are doing. The library in Arlington VA has a wonderful garden they use to educate the community as well as several near by schools and our food bank for the poor has a garden too. It would be awesome to share my harvest seeds with them. Many if I have a great Gete-okosomin I will enter it in the VA State Fair and so doing continue to help educate.
Thank you Nancy!

Royal OBrien on November 29, 2015 11:00 am

Hi Nancy,

This is such a wild find. My family and I eat quite a bit of squash in so many ways. The sound of the taste and texture is very interesting. If you have any seeds to spare, we would be very grateful to have any to grow in Florida, and would be more than glad to pay postage or whatever is reasonable.

Thanks!

Holly Figueroa on November 29, 2015 11:17 am

I am also interested in growing the Gete Okosomin in my garden next year! Please add me to your evergrowing list. Thank you!

Micke on November 29, 2015 12:31 pm

Hi nanacy,
These sound great. I would love to try them and spread them around in these parts (Scania, Sweden).
If you have any extra I can pay for shipping plus a bit extra.

Daniel Winsor on November 29, 2015 1:21 pm

I don’t have any stomach issues, I’m not part of a tribe.
I am however a lover of unique plants.
Also, if you have ever heard of Tickle-Me-Elmo, I helped create the doll. 🙂
Check out my Web site.
I’d love to have one seed to try to grow. 🙂 I can send a PayPal payment. Let me know.

Jeff Jordan on November 29, 2015 1:43 pm

Would love to grow and share these as well in South Alabama

Bob Hood on November 29, 2015 2:09 pm

It would be an honor to receive even ONE of these seeds! Please add me to your list!
Thank you so much!

Lisa Chase on November 29, 2015 4:19 pm

can I be added to the list to buy these seeds???

Christine Mooers on November 29, 2015 4:33 pm

You are so generous sharing the seeds. I would love to get some for my parents. I am rather hopeless with gardening but my mom is a gardening genius and I would love to get a few seeds for her, if you have enough. She will be able to grow them and share them out as well. Every year she plants a full kitchen garden.

Linda Moore on November 29, 2015 5:34 pm

Please add me to the Gete-okosomin seed list!!

Mark Lackner on November 29, 2015 5:36 pm

Please add me to the list. I can prepay, or or provide my UPS Account for freight collect. Thank you for sharing. I will certainly, plant, grow, harvest, & share!!

Gratefully, Mark

Hanna Björkqvist on November 29, 2015 5:39 pm

Hello Nancy!
I would love to try to grow this squash in my garden.

Hanna B Kotka, Finland Europe

Kenny Gall on November 29, 2015 6:31 pm

Hi Nancy, I am intrigued and would also like to be on the list! I will definitely pay it forward! My best friend is a cherokee and I would love to grow some gete-okosomin squash for her! I will send postage and photos!!

ROLLAND Christian on November 29, 2015 7:33 pm

Hello of France
I am really surprised that these seeds is to remain productive aprés so much year. Shall be it an honor to grow this vegetable in my garden, against payment, good on. If you have 2/3 seeds, thank you for sliding them in an envelope. I will send you my adress if you accep
Thank a lot
Christian

Mesha on November 29, 2015 9:15 pm

I have been so excited about this story! I would love to be put on your list for seeds!

David Walter on November 29, 2015 9:36 pm

Hi! I am part of a small group in Memphis that is re-wilding, re-connecting to nature and the seasons, and honoring the Earth. We would love to be added to the seed list, if it is not too long! Of course, we can pay postage and a love donation.

Thank you!

Dorian Beggs on November 29, 2015 9:38 pm

I don’t know how this variety would make out in north eastern Canada , but I would love to give it a try . I realize that your list has grown exponentially so I don’t mind waiting a year or so . If not , thanks anyway and best of luck .

Jarred S. on November 29, 2015 9:39 pm

Hi Nancy,

I’d love to be added to the list for a few of these seeds as well! There are a ton of heartwarming comments already, so I’ll add one as well.

My wife and I recently adopted a teenager who grew up gardening with her biological father (part native American). Last summer, I built a vegetable garden and we spent the summer working on it together.

These seeds would be a fun surprise for her for next summer.

Thank you!

Lilith on November 29, 2015 9:43 pm

If there’s any way to add me to the list, I would love the chance to grow these with my kids. My middle son especially loves gardening and had a couple of agriculture classes in high school. If it’s possible, what information would you need?

Ed Leung on November 29, 2015 10:56 pm

What a wonderful story, like one of the other fellow commentators, we live in southern Ontario near

Ed Leung on November 29, 2015 11:05 pm

What a wonderful story. Like the other commentators on this page, we would be interested in being put on the mailing list for when ever seed is available. We live in southern Ontario near Rouge Park which was the site of a Seneca village in the early 1700’s, my young daughters have a keen interest in native american culture and would be interested in trying to grown this very unique squash

Norma Rainey on November 30, 2015 2:06 am

please add me to the list. thank you!

Phil Challans on November 30, 2015 5:26 am

If you are still willing to add a name to your list I would love to try and grow some of this squash in Wichita. If successful I would like to share seeds with our Indian Center.
Happy gardening and wishes for successful harvest, Phil in Wichita Kansas

Sekson Aroonpong on November 30, 2015 6:38 am

Hi Nancy

After reading this made me really want to grow something for the first time after 30 years.

I’d love to have some of seeds and take them with me to Thailand and growing them there with my mom, in her garden.

Thank you and sorry for my English.

Sekson

daniel morrison on November 30, 2015 6:39 am

I would love to grow this squash in my garden in Utah this spring and would happily pay for postage and the seeds. Squash is one of my favorites and I love the idea that Gete Okosomin is adding a little diversity back to the squash family. Great article, would love the opportunity to grow this Native American Squash.

sam on November 30, 2015 7:10 am

Nancy,
I am a half Apache medical student and my mother is full blood who grows all her own vegetables. She has a herb and vegetable garden that she shares with others and these type of squash would make her year. If you have time and can fit in the request I would be forever grateful. I work at Indian Health and will share our seeds with the local Natives as well to which I will let them know where they came from if you have any to spare.

Warm regards, Sam

Ryan Hutchinson on November 30, 2015 8:32 am

Hello,

I would be happy to purchase a few of these seeds from you if there is any availability left! Thank you so much for consideration. Rjhutchinson@gmail.com

Ryan

Marissa on November 30, 2015 9:08 am

Nancy,
I would consider it an amazing blessing to be added to your list. I would love to plant these seeds with my children in our garden next year as well as share some with my uncle and friend at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. Thank you for your consideration.

muharrem on November 30, 2015 10:41 am

Could you please add me to the list for “the other” year? I would pay for them and would pay for transportation. I am a vegan with digestive problems and squashes are one of those things that I digest better. I would love to grow them for personal consumption. I would share with family and friends of course because it would be too much for me but I would love, love to have that opportunity! Thank You very much for sharing information and seeds! Blessings!
Muharrem

Ingmar on November 30, 2015 10:58 am

Hi there,

I live close to Paris, France, have a great garden that I am designing for two years to create a real abundance while sharing my experiments around. I would be so glad to be on the list waiting for Gete Okosonim treasure seeds. I will transfer money for delivery costs to Europe. Having a look at this busy list makes me think that you should create a special page dedicated to selling those seed worldwide.

Regards

Kimball Anderson on November 30, 2015 1:04 pm

Wonderful story, would love to be part of it. Please add me to the list 🙂

David Barker on November 30, 2015 1:38 pm

I would to have the honor of receiving a few seeds to replant this squash. It’s an amazing accomplishment to revive this vegetable to today’s world.

Herbert Potts on November 30, 2015 1:49 pm

I love heir loom sqash of all kinds and would make them grow organically save the seed and spread the love!
Herb

Robert Anderson on November 30, 2015 2:44 pm

Hi
Please add me to your list of those who will receive seeds from that wonderful 800 + year old tasty aquash!
Sincerely
Andy

Mariah Kimble on November 30, 2015 3:51 pm

I also would like to be added to the list for seeds

Johnny Thornley on November 30, 2015 3:52 pm

I would like to get a few of the Gete-okosomin seeds to grow and help re-establish this ancient squash throughout our native lands here in North America please.

Mike on November 30, 2015 4:06 pm

I’m an organic grower in Wisconsin and would love to give these seeds a try.
Mike

Diane Buhr on November 30, 2015 4:54 pm

This is such a cool find! Please add me to your list of persons wishing to grow this squash and I am very patient if it takes a couple of seasons to produce enough seed. I live in CT and am willing to grow this squash in isolation and send you back seed if you like. Thanks for publishing this story!

Leroy Jones on November 30, 2015 7:24 pm

I would also like some seeds. Please add me to your list of persons wishing to grow this squash. I live in PA and would love to help this squash return from extinction!

Kristine on December 1, 2015 2:04 am

Hi Nancy

I too would love to grow this squash.

Thank you

Jérome on December 1, 2015 7:32 am

Hi Nancy,
Happy to hear about this story, can you please add me on the list ? I have a small garden where I like growing some old vegetables and I would be pleased to grow these seeds and test the result !!!
Jérome from France

Nancy Wolff on December 1, 2015 4:37 pm

Jerome, Your name is on the list.

Jester on December 1, 2015 4:25 pm

Hi Nancy,

Really excited to here how your Gete-okosomin squash do. I would also be interested in getting on your list for a few of the seeds so I can try them here at the base of the Colorado Rockies. Thanks and happy growing.

Jester Martin

J.jester.martin@gmail.com

daniel on December 1, 2015 8:27 pm

Hi
If somebody can arrange seed shiping in Croatia, please contact me at daniel.pikl@gmail.com
thanks

Dave Snook on December 1, 2015 8:45 pm

Nancy,

I would love a few seeds if possible. My scout troop would really enjoy growing these amazing squash.

Thanks,

Dave Snook

Marcus on December 1, 2015 11:18 pm

Wonderful, just wonderful!

If there’s still room on your list, I’d be very happy for a very small number of seeds that you might be able to share at some point.

Thanks so much for the great story and for being willing to share the seeds around!!

Donna on December 2, 2015 12:04 am

I live in Northwest Florida and would love to grow this vegetable. If possible, I would like to be added to your list. Thank you.

Craig Headley on December 2, 2015 12:29 am

Would really like to get some of these seeds to use in our brief (but sun-filled) summer in Alaska, working with native youth!
Many Thanks
Craig

David on December 2, 2015 1:31 am

I would also love some seeds! My mother is an agriculture advocate in California and is very interested in ancient foods. I would be happy to pay postage/etc.!

Chuck Parks on December 2, 2015 1:58 am

I would love to give these seeds a try here in the Mountain State of West Virginia.

Kathy Rogers on December 2, 2015 3:09 am

What an amazing story and being able to grow them yourself! I would love to be added to the list and try them out here in california.

Scott Neis on December 2, 2015 4:22 am

This would be a wonderful squash to cultivate and use to feed the hungry. After all, that’s why they grew them 800+ years ago. I would love to buy some seeds when they are available. Let me know. Much appreciated.

Chris Walsh on December 2, 2015 7:20 am

Aloha no kakou –

What an amazing success story!

Is anyone selling these seeds? I would sure like to know how they would do at my house here in South Kona, HI (elev. 2200 ft), and don’t expect any freebies.

Looking forward to hearing from you, whether there will be any of these available or no.

Me ka ha`aha`a,

Chris

Jonathan on December 6, 2015 1:23 am

Greating from south France! Nancy Nancy Nancy, i too would be very happy to receive a few seeds for myself and others here in europe. i will gladly send you money via paypal! thank you for your time!

ps. what is know about this plant in regards to soil type, temperatures, amount of sun and watering?

Pamela Lynch on December 6, 2015 9:13 pm

Do you know where I could obtain seed of the Gete Okosomin Squash. I thank you for any information. I’m attempting to expand our food supplies. My daughter has become intolerant of genetically altered foods.
Thank You,
Pamela Lynch from Florida

Jerry Joubert on December 6, 2015 9:51 pm

Please, can I buy some of these seeds (10 or 12)? I will pay the amount you will ask me. My wife knows well squash and she told me inside orange color squash is very beneficial for health and I really need.

Thanks to answer to my request.

Jerry

Rejean on December 6, 2015 10:06 pm

I would also be very interested to grow it in Québec Canada. Please let me know where can I buy these feeds.

Thanks you much appreciate

Manuel ocampo on December 16, 2015 2:47 pm

Me gustaria tener alguna semilla para cultivarla en españa exactamente galicia para saver si aki se darian

Matt wise on December 27, 2015 12:34 pm

I would like to grow this squash in iowa to help preserve it.

Marvin Gill on December 28, 2015 2:36 am

I grow over 200 varieties of plants, many of which are very rare. I am a seed hoarder, if you will. I would love to attempt a grow this squash in zone 9b, in the Orlando area. I would also be interested in a seed sharing endeavor, should one be desired. I would be excited to obtain a single seed, if it is at all possible. I sincerely appreciate your time and consideration.
Marvin Gill

Nancy Wolff on December 28, 2015 3:27 am

Marvin,
I would love to swap seeds! I will be touch after this season’s harvest!

Cher Marie on January 2, 2016 10:54 pm

I am very interested in trying these seeds. Can you let me know when/if there will be some available?
thanks!

Nancy Wolff on January 4, 2016 1:16 pm

Cher,
If I hear that they are available commercially I will let you know, in the meantime I will add you to my list!

Debbe Spendiff on January 3, 2016 6:26 pm

Hi Nancy …I can see by all the requests that this seed could be very popular…I am from Alberta Canada….& would love to get my hands on some of these seeds….If you have any ideas where all please let me know…I tend to keep my seeds over if I don’t get frost…
Blessings

Nancy Wolff on January 4, 2016 1:15 pm

Debbe,
I will ad your name to my list. As far as I know these seeds are not available commercially yet! It I hear anything I will let you know!

Alicia on January 28, 2016 10:58 pm

Will you add me to the list, too?!??! I would love to help preserve the seeds!

Nancy Wolff on January 29, 2016 1:59 pm

Alicia,
You are on the list!

Tom Johnson on January 6, 2016 8:28 pm

Nancy – along with all the others, I am interested in acquiring some gete-okosomin seeds. I have a friend who lives near Red Wing MN with native heritage. She is an avid gardener and I would love to gift some to her (I will happily buy them). Please let me know if/when seeds become available. Thanks!!

Nancy Wolff on January 7, 2016 3:09 am

Tom,
I’ve added your name to the list and I will let you know when I have seeds or when I hear of them available elsewhere!

Julie Miles on January 8, 2016 3:12 pm

Oh, this is so fascinating and wonderful. I have a home garden in Asheville, NC, and would also love to grow this squash. If you have any seeds to spare, I could send you money for postage. I could also give you some peppermint roots from my grandpa’s mint farm. The strain of field mint is not invasive like the cultivars of today. He farmed this mint in the late 1940s, and my horticulturist cousin has kept the plants going all of this time.

Happy gardening!

Nancy Wolff on January 8, 2016 4:32 pm

Julie,
I have added your name to my list!

Paul Distabile on January 31, 2016 7:41 pm

Nancy: I would love to purchase seeds. Please put me on your list.

Nancy Wolff on February 2, 2016 8:37 pm

Paul, You’re on the list!

Michael Carr on January 11, 2016 10:59 am

Nancy,
I am from Cootamundra, NSW, Australia and would like to try and plant these in our environment in my Fathers Vege Patch. They would be gifted to him
If this is possible please contact me 🙂

Nancy Wolff on January 11, 2016 2:36 pm

I will add your name to my list!

Misty-Dawn Morris on January 14, 2016 9:58 am

I live in Grass valley, California, and would also love to have a seed or two. One for my dad and one for myself. I wonder if it would taste like our accidental cross between a pumpkin and a zucchini. Sweet, but crisp, somewhat tart. If you know of anyone selling these seeds, would you please let me know?

We’d absolutely love to try! 🙂

Nancy Wolff on January 14, 2016 1:39 pm

Misty,
I will be glad to add your name to my list!

Brenden O'Hanlon on January 13, 2016 4:01 pm

I would love to try these on Long Island. Is it possible to get some. I could share them locally after the first crop

Nancy Wolff on January 14, 2016 1:40 pm

Brenden,
I will add your name to my list!

Susan Patrie on January 14, 2016 8:56 am

As a Native American myself, I would love to purchase some of these seeds to keep the squash continuing on and share the wealth with others.

Nancy Wolff on January 14, 2016 1:39 pm

Susan,
I will add your name to my list. I will be giving the seeds away!

Neil Rossignol on January 15, 2016 7:54 pm

Would love to use these seeds to teach science to kids here in Florida. Also, teach how important it is to grow your own food.

Nancy Wolff on January 15, 2016 8:45 pm

Neil,
I will add your name to my list!

Darío on January 16, 2016 3:45 pm

I live in Andalusia, Spain, and I would like to try to cultivate these fascinating pumpkin in our mediterranean climate. I could share them with some seeds bank that protect the cultural and biological diversity. If it is posible to send some seeds here, tell me please.

Nancy Wolff on January 17, 2016 8:29 pm

Dario,
I will add your name to my list!

Susan Ferguson on January 16, 2016 7:08 pm

Nancy, please add my name to your list. I would love growing some of these heirloom squash here in North Idaho.

Nancy Wolff on January 17, 2016 8:28 pm

Susan, Your name will be on the list. Stay tuned for updates!

Doc Shaffer on January 26, 2016 7:23 pm

If you please add me to the list for seeds. Am a participating volunteer at Greentown. http://www.greentown preservation.org. Thanks.

Nancy Wolff on January 27, 2016 12:16 am

Doc,
Happy to add your name to my list!

ML on January 28, 2016 3:11 pm

Hello

Please put me on the list as well. (I hope you can see my e-mail address). I would like to gift a couple of seeds to a good friend. I am of course willing to pay for shipping and the seeds.

Jennifer Johne on January 28, 2016 4:29 pm

Hello Nancy,
I am also interested in a source of seeds. I live in the Greats Lakes area of Ontario. This would be a great thing to plant at my daughter’s school – some great teachers who would love this- and we could give you back seeds. And I would love a seed or 2. All the best, Jen

Karin Woodbury on January 29, 2016 2:21 am

Well I would like to be put on the list as well. I live in MASSACHUSETTS and would as all these people before and sure as the ones to follow be more that excited to recive what ever could come my way. I’m sure your going to be over whelmed with request but thank you for reading them.

Nancy Wolff on January 29, 2016 1:58 pm

Karin,
I have added your name to my lis!

Knhaslett1@gmail.com on January 29, 2016 2:31 pm

Hello Nancy,
I would love to grow the seeds here in Law Vegas! Please please put my name on the list!

Nancy Wolff on January 30, 2016 7:40 pm

Knhaslett1,
Your name has been added to the every growing list!

Katrina Haslett on January 29, 2016 2:34 pm

I would like to grow this squash here in Las Vegas! Can you Please please put my name on the list..

Nancy Wolff on January 30, 2016 7:40 pm

Katrina,
Your name has been added, thankfully these squash have a lot of seeds!

Joe garry on January 29, 2016 10:01 pm

Please add me to your list as well if its not too big already. I’d love to grow and share these here in the South East Washington State area. I get plenty of sun!

Nancy Wolff on January 30, 2016 7:39 pm

Joe,
Your name is on the list!

Mike Gregg on January 30, 2016 1:09 am

Hey Nancy,

What a great story! I would love to try my Green Thumb here in the fertile Northern California Valley. Could I please be added to your list? Thanks!!!

Nancy Wolff on January 30, 2016 7:39 pm

Mike,
Your name has been added to the list!

Bill McClellan on January 30, 2016 3:43 am

Hi Nancy,
I would be interested in growing some as well. It is nice of you to try to help with this.

Nancy Wolff on January 30, 2016 7:38 pm

Bill,
I love hearing wonderful storied of other seed savers and will be glad to pass along seeds when I have them!

Lionel Fragnière on January 30, 2016 6:22 am

Hello Nancy,
I would love to have some seeds too 🙂
Could you add my name to your list?
Greetings from Switzerland

Nancy Wolff on January 30, 2016 7:37 pm

Lionel,
Your name has been added!

Jorgianna Bain on January 30, 2016 1:43 pm

I would really love the seeds. Please notify me when they are available for purchase.

Nancy Wolff on January 30, 2016 7:37 pm

Jorgianna,
I will keep everyone informed!

Matt on January 30, 2016 2:39 pm

A bit late to the party, but if possible would love to be added to the list! Here in the south and would love to see how it would grow here!

Thanks so much!

Nancy Wolff on January 30, 2016 7:37 pm

Matt,
You’re name is on the list. Stay tuned for updates, if I hear of the seeds being offered elsewhere I will let you know!

Jan Hoogervorst on January 30, 2016 7:18 pm

What an interesting story! I would love to grow them in my garden in Holland (Netherlands). If you are willing to send them overseas, I’d like to be added to the list as well. I’d be happy to pay the postage off course!

Nancy Wolff on January 30, 2016 7:36 pm

Jan,
You’ve been added to the list, stay tuned for updates!

Jeanne and Joe on January 30, 2016 8:49 pm

Hi there! We live in Kansas and grow a lovely big garden every year for friends and family. We’d love to hear if you find out the seeds have become available! Many thanks in advance! Jeanne and Joe

Thuy Nishio on January 31, 2016 1:12 am

Hi Nancy
That’s amazing! Could you let me know also when it’s available? Thank you.
Thuy

Werner van Wyk on January 31, 2016 6:12 am

Nancy, would love to try and grow these and spread the seeds here in South Africa. I can reimburse you for postage if it is possible to send any. Thanks. Werner van Wyk, Cape Town.

Jesse Cowan on January 31, 2016 6:07 pm

Hello,

Please add me to your list as well! I would love to get a few seeds for my kids’ elementary school life-lab garden in Santa Cruz, CA. It could be the basis for an amazing lesson in Native American history, horticulture, and the amazing power of seeds. Thank you for sharing this information!
~Jesse

Brian on January 31, 2016 6:37 pm

Hello from Oregon! Could I also have my name added to the list? I would like to be a part of keeping this piece of history and culture alive!

Thank you!

Nancy Wolff on February 2, 2016 8:38 pm

Brian, Your name has been added!

Brian Rockwell on February 1, 2016 1:12 am

Hi Nancy!!

Could you add me to your list also? I’m in central Missouri and
Would love to share the seeds here! Thank you!! Brian R

Nancy Wolff on February 2, 2016 8:37 pm

Brian, Your name has been added!

Jessica Visnesky on February 1, 2016 2:44 am

Hi Nancy,

What an amazing gift to grow this squash! I see that there is already quite the list but I would sincerely appreciate being added to the list for even a single seed. We are also in Vermont and love to grow winter squash.

Best wishes and take care,
Jessica Visnesky

Nancy Wolff on February 2, 2016 8:37 pm

Jessica,
I will add your name, a mature squash has a lot of seeds so I should have enough to share!

Zara Tirrell on February 1, 2016 3:52 am

Hello. I am in Virginia and really enjoy growing endangered/historic vegetables. I would love to grow this beautiful squash. Having Native American ancestors makes it that much more special. When do you think seeds will be available? Is there a plan to offer these?
Thank you!

Nancy Wolff on February 2, 2016 8:36 pm

Zara,
Hopefully I will have seeds available in the fall. I will add your name to my list!

Ashley on February 1, 2016 5:23 pm

This is so awesome, we also have a home garden and love squash! Would love to buy some seeds if they are ever available to purchase. I have family here in South Dakota that are Sioux indians and would love to try.

Nancy Wolff on February 2, 2016 8:36 pm

Ashley,
I have added your name to my list!

Dorn Hetzel on February 1, 2016 10:13 pm

I would love some seeds to try as well, please let me know if they become available! 🙂

Nancy Wolff on February 2, 2016 8:35 pm

Dorn,
I will be in touch when I have seeds available!

Mira Newman on February 2, 2016 2:13 am

Would love to try to see if this squash will grow in North Carolina. Please let me know when they will be available for sale and how much they will cost. Also, add me to your list.

Nancy Wolff on February 2, 2016 8:35 pm

Mira,
Your name has been added!

stefano trobia on February 2, 2016 6:50 am

Hello,
I live in Italy and I would get these seeds. you think it’s possible? thank you

Nancy Wolff on February 2, 2016 8:34 pm

Stefano,
I will add your name to my ever growing list!

Daisy Debs on February 2, 2016 7:05 pm

Hallo , Is there anyone out there who could sent me a couple of these seeds to get them growing over here in England ..with a view to sharing out to others eventually too ? Pleeeeeease ? : )

Nancy Wolff on February 2, 2016 8:33 pm

Daisy,
I can add your name to my list!

Daisy Debs on February 3, 2016 7:14 am

Thankyou for adding my name to the list,may the good Mother Earth give you a good harvest ! : )

Brad Harvey on February 4, 2016 4:31 am

I hope at some point these become available commercially. I would love to give them a try.

Nancy Wolff on February 4, 2016 4:38 pm

Brad,
I would think these seeds would eventually become avaialbe commercially.

Carol wojo on February 6, 2016 10:18 pm

I would love to have seeds also
I will pay for them also
Thanks for your time
Carol wojo

Nancy Wolff on February 7, 2016 9:14 pm

Carol,
I will add your name to my evergrowing list!

Mick Emery on April 1, 2016 8:37 pm

I’d like to try some seeds, when available.

Nancy Wolff on April 1, 2016 10:41 pm

Mick,
I’ve added your name to my list!

edie kohler on February 8, 2016 8:35 pm

Hello,
I would like to order some of the ancient squash seeds…very interesting story on this find, sounds like striking gold.
Would you please let me know when you could send, & the cost?
Thank you,
Edie

Nancy Wolff on February 9, 2016 1:44 am

Edie,
I will let you know when I have seeds available, you name is on my list!

edie kohler on February 9, 2016 3:23 pm

Thank you.
I look forward to planting in my new garden plot this spring after snow melts..
Edie

Nancy Wolff on February 10, 2016 2:05 am

Edie,
I won’t have seeds to offer until after this years harvest!

Nick Hutt on February 26, 2016 11:35 pm

Please me too!

Nancy Wolff on February 29, 2016 1:45 pm

You’re on the list Nick!

Seyfi on February 9, 2016 9:13 pm

Hi,
I’m from Istanbul. I also want to grow this squashes. Could you send me a seed?

Nancy Wolff on February 10, 2016 2:04 am

seyfi,
No seeds yet but I will add your name to my list!

Frances Morey on February 11, 2016 4:34 pm

Please add my name to the list of those who would love to have a seed to grow this ancient food stuff in my garden. I would be happy to contribute to the expenses of this effort to popularize this squash thought to be extinct.

Nancy Wolff on February 12, 2016 2:48 pm

Frances, I have added your name and address to my list!

Sharon Kelly on February 12, 2016 5:10 pm

I would pay for just two seeds (an heir and a spare). Please add me to your list as well!

Nancy Wolff on February 13, 2016 7:44 pm

Sharon, I have added your name to the list!

Amy Nordahl on February 12, 2016 10:49 pm

I would also love to be added to the seed list!
Thank you!
Amy

Nancy Wolff on February 13, 2016 7:43 pm

Amy, your name has been added!

mark thomas on February 13, 2016 10:12 pm

Would love some seeds I am friends with folks who grow, 1st nations foods

Joe G. on February 17, 2016 4:47 pm

I would like some seeds for my mother to grow on her organic farm.

Nancy Wolff on February 17, 2016 11:59 pm

Joe G.
I have added your name to my list!

Jonathan T. Brown on February 19, 2016 1:47 pm

I would also love to attempt to grown the Gete Okosomin in Louisiana. I am willing to pay for the seeds and any costs incurred.

Nancy Wolff on February 19, 2016 2:50 pm

Jonathan, I will let you know when I have seeds available!

Mari on February 19, 2016 2:42 pm

Hey! I would love to grow these seeds in our eco comunity in ibiza, please let us know when you have seeds available, its amazing to be able to grow something that didnt pass trough any degenerative process maryhha1@wp.pl you find us on fb too, thank you!

Nancy Wolff on February 19, 2016 2:50 pm

You’ve been added to my list!

Glen Anderson on February 21, 2016 10:37 am

hello I would like to grow some of the Squash myself. It looked really tasty!! I grow winter and summer squash
every year and is one of my main staple foods.

kay Preas on February 21, 2016 4:00 pm

Please add me to your list, as I too want some of these seed. I am Cherokee, and want to grow an all heirloom Native American garden. Blessings, Kay

Nancy Wolff on February 22, 2016 1:04 pm

Kay,
Your name has been added to the list.

guilherme panisson on February 22, 2016 5:55 pm

A couple of seeds to Brazil would be very much appreciated. Cheers.
Guilherme.

Nancy Wolff on February 23, 2016 4:19 pm

Guilherme, I will add your name to my list!

guilherme panisson on February 25, 2016 9:11 pm

thank you (:

Daisy Debs on March 2, 2016 8:16 am

Hallo Nancy , I really want to get this growing over here in England , with a view to sharing .I would love if anyone out there who has been successful in growing Gete-okosomin Squash , could let me have a couple of their seeds .Please get in touch with me !
I was wondering could you do us an update on this ?
Isn’t wonderful and SO exciting ? !
Daisy Debs

Nancy Wolff on March 2, 2016 1:02 pm

Daisy,
I will be doing a follow up soon and will be glad to add your name to my list.

Daisy Debs on March 2, 2016 8:21 am

Sorry I missed out “it” in my last sentence . Isn’t it wonderful and SO exciting ? ! I thought about letting it go but , nope……” It ” makes a whole big difference to that sentence . lol ! Daisy Debs : )

Katrice Shuey on March 7, 2016 8:12 pm

Hello, I have been very interested in learning more about this plant and would like to try my hand at growing the squash (as well as getting my son into growing/harvesting crops) for our home garden. Can I be added to the list please?

Nancy Wolff on March 7, 2016 8:22 pm

Katrice, I will add your name to the list!

Frédéric on March 13, 2016 2:36 pm

Hello Nancy,

I would like to be add to the list of future clients. It a very special squash, and I would like to make them grow in Québec.

Thanks a lot

Nancy Wolff on March 13, 2016 5:45 pm

Frederic,
Your name is now on the list!

Antonio on April 1, 2016 12:21 pm

Hello,
My name is Antonio and I am from Madrid, Spain. I would like to plant some seeds in my garden the old continent. I appreciate to be informed about availability of seeds.
Best regards
Anthonio

Nancy Wolff on April 1, 2016 1:00 pm

Antonio,
I will stay in touch and hopefully have seeds to share in the fall.

Lynda Reynolds on April 1, 2016 8:42 pm

I would be interested in 2 seeds, please. I was able to grow several un-named Blue Hopi Squash last year. The gal that sent them to me was from the Southwest and told me they too were a very old squash her family had grown for generations but hadn’t grown for years…the seeds came from a squash that had self-seeded over and over again. I was very impressed with the squash…I harvested in September and they are still as good as the day I set them out to cure…7 months. I’ve been gardening since a small child (I’m 62) and started seed saving/rescuing since 1982. I’ve always enjoyed raising squash, beans and melons…especially drought tolerant varieties. Thank you for your time.

Nancy Wolff on April 1, 2016 10:41 pm

Lynda,
I will add your name to my list and be back in touch when I (hopefully) have a harvest this fall.

Lorenzo on April 4, 2016 7:00 pm

Good evening…or morning 🙂
I’m an italian farmer and i really would like to have some seeds if possibile.
Thanks anyway for your answer.

Nancy Wolff on April 5, 2016 1:12 am

Lorenzo, I have added your name to my list. Pray for an abundant harvest so I have plenty of seeds for all!

Alessandro on April 13, 2016 8:39 am

Please ….add my name to the list!!!!
Thanks!!!!!

Nancy Wolff on April 13, 2016 12:31 pm

Alessandro,
Consider it done!

Elaina Rallo on April 13, 2016 6:39 pm

I Live in Arizona, and would love to plant and share these!!!!

Nancy Wolff on April 13, 2016 11:37 pm

Elaina,
I’ve added your name to the list!

Roxanne Pepper on April 15, 2016 1:30 pm

Hi Nancy,
Please add my name to your list. Thanks, from N.H. !!!!

Nancy Wolff on April 17, 2016 2:55 pm

Roxane,
Your name is on the list! Hoping for an abundant harvest this year!

Susan Sisarran on April 17, 2016 11:14 am

Hello,

I would really love some seeds. Avid gardener and love to cook. Thanks in advance.

Nancy Wolff on April 17, 2016 2:53 pm

Susan,
Your name is on the list!

brad on April 19, 2016 8:48 am

id lvoe some seeds i live by 2 stolo indian reserves i would love t share these seeds with them aswell as myself

Nancy Wolff on April 19, 2016 1:31 pm

Brad, Your name has been added to the list!

Thomas Schmidt on April 19, 2016 4:39 pm

Nancy,
Beautiful post, but factually flawed, if a nice example of silent post. I believe you will want to read this, and update your post accordingly: http://seedkeeping.tumblr.com/post/133833434217/update-on-the-gete-okosomin-origin-story-first

Best regards,
Thomas

Nancy Wolff on April 19, 2016 7:35 pm

Thomas,
There is actually a follow up to the original post!

Jessi Reed on April 23, 2016 1:36 am

I’d love to be added to your list, too! We are located in Georgia. Abundant blessings to you! Jessi

Nancy Wolff on April 24, 2016 12:27 pm

Jessi,
You’re on the list!

Nicholas Califf on April 27, 2016 9:37 pm

List is getting big! If there is room, please add me. Would love to grow in San Diego.

Nancy Wolff on April 28, 2016 1:29 am

Nicholas you’re name has been added!

Catherine Godwin on April 29, 2016 10:48 pm

Please add my name to your list as I would love to purchase some seeds as well – Thank you!

Nancy Wolff on May 2, 2016 12:51 am

Catherine,
Hopefully I’ll have an abundant harvest! I’ve added your name to my list!

Phillip Brightwell on April 30, 2016 3:36 am

Please put me on the list.

Nancy Wolff on May 2, 2016 12:49 am

Philip,
Your name has been added to my growing list!

Gem on May 1, 2016 11:01 pm

Please add this teacher to your list! Thanks.

Nancy Wolff on May 2, 2016 12:47 am

Gem,
I’ve added your name.

Mark Schultz on May 5, 2016 4:33 am

I am a private plant collector near Bridgewater, and I would LOVE to get seeds!! I would be willing to buy some, but I would prefer to trade some of my plants for some. Please put me on the list!

Nancy Wolff on May 5, 2016 11:32 am

Mark,
Your name is on the list! I wold love to trade some plants for some seeds. I love barter!

Jim Richards on May 5, 2016 6:31 pm

I would like to give this a try as well-please put me on your list for 3 or 4 seeds when you have them available. I was wondering if this was similar in taste and texture to the Boston Marrow? Thanks, Jim

Nancy Wolff on May 6, 2016 5:12 pm

Jim,
I’m happy to add your name to my list and will let you know when I have seeds available! I have never tried the Boston Marrow so I can’t compare. It was a delicious squash, not overly sweet but a wonderful texture and taste!

Earl Smith on May 8, 2016 7:54 am

Hello, I would absolutely love to grow some of these ancient heirloom squash, can I please be added to your list for some seeds.

Nancy Wolff on May 9, 2016 11:50 am

Earl,
Your name has been added to my list, pray for an abundant harvest this year!

Isaac Crosby on May 8, 2016 10:15 pm

I am the garden leader for My first nations garden here in Toronto. It would be great to grow this squash with the elders and youth of my community.

Thank you in advance.

Regards,

I. Crosby

Nancy Wolff on May 9, 2016 11:50 am

Issac,
By al means I will add your name to my list! I’m wondering if you knew my aunt Cathleen Kneen, she was an active seed saver in Ottawa and Toronto! She used to live in Toronto.

Janet Pickel on May 10, 2016 8:57 pm

I want to buy some of these magnificent seeds!
Thanks for sharing information about them!

Thanks,
Janet Pickel

Nancy Wolff on May 11, 2016 1:21 am

Janet,
Your name has been added to my list and I will let you know when I have seeds available!

GEORGE Lynn on May 15, 2016 8:53 pm

Would love to try some of these here in Central Oregon.

Nancy Wolff on May 15, 2016 11:27 pm

George, I would be glad to add your name to the list!

GEORGE Lynn on May 15, 2016 8:54 pm

Interesting story. Would like to be a part of expanding this.

Chris on May 18, 2016 8:51 am

Would love to buy Gete-okosomin seeds!

Nancy Wolff on May 18, 2016 11:33 am

Chris,
Your name is now on the list!

Douglas Jones on May 21, 2016 2:08 pm

What a fantastic story and the ancient squash looks huge! This looks similar to a “Candy Roaster” and I would love an opportunity to grow this in North Carolina. Nancy, if your list has not reached capacity, please add my name to the list for this growing project.

Nancy Wolff on May 22, 2016 12:40 pm

Douglas, I will add your name to my list, might have to wait a year! 🙂

Rick on May 24, 2016 1:28 am

I’d be happy to wait a year. Sign me up!?

Nancy Wolff on May 24, 2016 1:46 am

Rick, I’ve added your name!

Terry Aldridge on May 30, 2016 10:18 pm

Please add me to your list

Nancy Wolff on May 30, 2016 11:30 pm

Terry,
Your name has been added to the list!

Medenica on June 4, 2016 1:26 pm

Hi,
Great story. I would love to have some seeds to plant here in Serbia

Nancy Wolff on June 4, 2016 1:50 pm

Medencia,
I would love to add your name to my list, do you think the seeds would grow in Serbia? What is your growing season like?

Madison Morgan on June 8, 2016 10:20 pm

I would love to have a few of these seeds! I love growing heirloom vegetables and keeping the seeds to regrow them each year. Thanks!

Nancy Wolff on June 9, 2016 12:06 am

Madison,
I will add your name to my ever growing list, hopefully I’ll have a good harvest this year!

Amber on June 12, 2016 2:05 am

I would also love to purchase or trade for some of these seeds!

Nancy Wolff on June 12, 2016 1:07 pm

Amber, I will add you to my list!

scott stacey on June 19, 2016 1:48 am

I would like to go on the seeds list please .

Nancy Wolff on June 19, 2016 5:31 pm

Scott,
I’ve added you to the list!

John Hull on July 11, 2016 6:19 pm

May I please be added to the seed list?

Nancy Wolff on July 11, 2016 10:00 pm

John,
I’ve added your name to my list!

Marco Sala on July 16, 2016 10:43 pm

I would like to go on the seeds list please .

Marco Sala
Cascina Selva
20080 Ozzero (Milan)
Italy

Nancy Wolff on July 18, 2016 12:08 am

Marco,
I’ve added your name!

Lia Menego on July 17, 2016 5:30 pm

Would love to have some and will be glad to pay for them

Nancy Wolff on July 18, 2016 12:07 am

Lia, I will add your name to my list!

Zvika weiss on July 18, 2016 8:08 pm

Hello,
I would like to order some of the ancient squash seeds
Would you please let me know when you could send, & the cost ?
Thank you,
Zvika

Nancy Wolff on July 19, 2016 11:43 am

Zaikai,
I will be in touch when the seeds become available, hopefully this fall!

Jeremy Smith on July 19, 2016 11:13 am

I would be interested to know if these squash have a resilience to squash bugs. If so I would like to be on the list.

Nancy Wolff on July 19, 2016 11:42 am

Jeremy,
So far I haven’t had an issue with squash bugs on my plants however not sure any squash is totally resilient!

Joii on July 23, 2016 2:23 pm

I would love to grow some of this beautiful squash from seeds
Thank you!

Nancy Wolff on July 24, 2016 9:03 pm

Joil,
I have added your name to my list!

Amy LeFevre on July 25, 2016 2:00 pm

I just read about these seeds today, and would be very honored to be able to grow some. I would be happy to pay for them. I only need a few. Thank you!

Nancy Wolff on July 25, 2016 7:45 pm

Amy, I will add your name to my list!

FayPepin on July 25, 2016 1:54 pm

I would love to grow this squash

Nancy Wolff on July 25, 2016 7:45 pm

Fay,
I have aded your name to my list!

mary ann gove on July 25, 2016 10:07 pm

Where can I get a couple of the seeds for our community garden?

Nancy Wolff on July 25, 2016 10:58 pm

Mary Ann,
I can add your name to my list, I don’t believe you can buy these seeds commercially yet!

Sami Steyre on August 5, 2016 8:25 am

Hi ! I’m in France and I’d love to grow this plant too! 🙂 Is it possible to make an exchange with you ?

Nancy Wolff on August 6, 2016 6:12 pm

Sami,
I will add your name to the list and I would be glad to barter!

David Brent on August 6, 2016 2:35 pm

I would love to grow this squash. please add me to your list. thank you.

Nancy Wolff on August 6, 2016 6:11 pm

David,
I’ve added you to the list!

Aurélien on August 18, 2016 12:19 pm

I would love to grow this squash here in France 🙂
I would love to give you something in return too !

Nancy Wolff on August 18, 2016 6:12 pm

Aurellen,
I will add your name to my list, I would love to barter!

Robert McDowell on August 24, 2016 7:31 pm

Have enjoyed reading about this ‘Gete-okosomin’ squash. If you have a good year, we would like a start if possible. We will purchase if necessary. Thanks..

Nancy Wolff on August 24, 2016 9:52 pm

Robert,
I will be giving away seeds and only asking that you cover the postage. I’ll be in touch if I have a good harvest!

anderson brandino on August 26, 2016 4:55 pm

Where has that seed, so I can plant and cultivate in my country.

Nancy Wolff on August 27, 2016 1:32 pm

Anderson,
So seed until after harvest!

Martha on September 27, 2016 3:35 pm

I would be interested in seed from the Gete-okosomin squash if that’s possible. Please contact me if ever available.
Thank you

Nancy Wolff on September 28, 2016 2:19 pm

Martha,
I will add your name to my list, probably be next years crop!

Sandi on September 27, 2016 4:09 pm

I would like to grow this squash in Oregon. Thank you.

Nancy Wolff on September 28, 2016 11:51 am

Sandi,
I will add your name to my list probably next years harvest!

anderson brandino on September 30, 2016 4:38 pm

Where can I get these seeds to bring in Brazil and plant them.

Nancy Wolff on September 30, 2016 5:58 pm

anderson,
I don’t believe these seeds are available commercially yet, I should have extras with next years harvest! Be glad to add your name to my list!

Guilherme p on October 5, 2016 12:17 pm

Hi, I posted on February 22, 2016 5:55 pm. I’m from Brazil. I’m planning to planting these seeds in my farm. Any one knows when they’ll be available? thx

Nancy Wolff on October 5, 2016 12:36 pm

Guilherme,
I did not have a great harvest this year, what seeds I have I will be giving out starting with the folks that contacted me first. I don’t believe these seeds are available commercially yet.

Pau on October 8, 2016 6:49 pm

Hello I am from Spain and I would love to have some of these seeds to grow in my garden 🙂 Could you please share them with me???

Thank you very much and lots of blessings!

Debbie Maldonado on November 5, 2016 4:20 pm

I would love to get some of the Gete-okosomin seeds if possible. Please tell me how to go about getting them and what you need. I am in North Texas and will be willing to save seed to add back to the supply.

Nancy Wolff on November 6, 2016 11:42 am

Debbie,
I don’t have any extra seeds this year but can add you to my list. I did hear that the Rare Seeds catalog will be carrying these seeds this year for the first time.

Shay on December 16, 2016 9:55 pm

I was so excited to see that they have the seeds, they’re my favourite place to get heirloom seeds from, my entire garden last summer was seeds from their website.

Nancy Wolff on December 16, 2016 11:20 pm

Shay,
That’s awesome. I am sitting my the wood stove right now looking at The Whole Seed Catalog from Baker Creek Heirloom seeds! Great place to get seeds especially Gete okosomin seeds!

Geraldo Pilon on September 4, 2017 12:51 am

Hi , my name is Geraldo and I would love if you could add my name to your very long list. I leave in Las Vegas and It would be exciting to have some of these very special seeds . I believe they’ll grow well in our climate. I thank you very much!!

Nancy Wolff on September 4, 2017 8:16 pm

Geraldo,
I would be glad to add your name to my list!

Laurie on September 12, 2017 3:43 pm

Hi Nancy,

I bet your squash are delicious! Have you been getting good harvests from the initial six seeds? Would you please add my name to your list? Thanks for being so generous with all of us!

Again, many thanks!
Laurie

Nancy Wolff on September 13, 2017 10:26 pm

Laurie,
I’d be glad to add your name to my list, I didn’t grow the squash this year as our house s on the market but I hope to next year!

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