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Pipian from Tuxpan Squash

Great Lakes Staple Seeds


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Pipian from Tuxpan Squash
vining Pipian of Tuxpan squash
Pipian from Tuxpan Squash
Pipian from Tuxpan Squash
Oven roasted Pipian from Tuxpan seeds - a yummy, healthy snack

(Cucurbita argyrosperma aka C. mixta); Hand-pollinated; Minimum 25 seeds

Pipian from Tuxpan has its origins in the Mexican state of Veracruz, on the Gulf coast. Like many in the species, Pipian is grown mainly for its large, silver-edged seeds that make a healthy, tasty snack when roasted. Our poultry flock enjoys the squashes after the seeds are harvested. It isn't that the flesh isn't edible, it's just that there are plenty of other varieties that surpass Pipian in flavor and composition. These vines with their dappled leaves do travel, so give them room or grow them as cover among your tall crops - corn, sorghum, or sunflowers. With the fruit being small, I think they would trellis well.

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