Seeds | Seminole Pumpkin
The garden vegetable Janisse loves the most for Zone 7-9 planting.
Bountiful seed packet comes with a sheet of recipes. Price includes shipping.
This is Janisse's favorite food-source. She grows these because
1) They are very prolific.
2) They are resistant to disease and insect attacks that plague other squashes. A word of warning--deer love the leaves & chickens love the fruit.
3) They taste good. Although they are called pumpkins, they act more like butternut squash. The flesh is even sweeter than a butternut's.
4) They last OVER A YEAR in storage and the flavor doesn't deteriorate as time passes.
5) The pumpkins are small, rather than large, perfect for a meal for a small family.
6) The flesh is firm, rather than pithy, as pumpkins can be.
7) There are so many ways you can use this in your kitchen--baked and served with butter as a side, in Thai soups and other rustic soups, in chili, roasted in salads, and of course stuffed.
However, you need garden space in order to grow these. The vines need room to spread. They are no good for container gardening, so there's no use to try. I start mine in pots, and then replant into the ground in mounds, with 3 plants per mound. This gives a gardener the ability to concentrate the nutrients, around the mound, although the vines put down small roots along their lengths, drawing nutrients from the ground in a much wider area than the mound itself.
You get at least a Tablespoon of seeds in this order. There will be some variation in the shapes they produce. The phenotypes that we have been selecting for are small and somewhat flattened and also small and teardrop shaped.
She highly recommends these seeds and has made it a personal mission to spread them.