Pipian from Tuxpan Squash
Pipian from Tuxpan Squash
Pipian from Tuxpan Squash
Pipian from Tuxpan Squash
Pipian from Tuxpan Squash
Pipian from Tuxpan Squash

Pipian from Tuxpan Squash

Cucurbitaceae

Regular price $4.45 Sale

Pipian from Tuxpan  (Cucurbita argyrosperma aka C. mixta) It isn’t very often that the fruit of a squash resembles its own seed in terms of pattern and colour. With origins to the Gulf Coast near Veracruz Mexico, Pipian of Tuxpan is grown mainly for its large, silver-edged seeds, cherished as a tasty roasted snack. Very beautiful green and white striped fruits do in fact resemble the colours of the nutritious seeds within. There are two seeds strains of the species, we grow both but sell the flatter squash strain which tends to mature a bit earlier and is less prone to powdery mildew. The rounded fruits are more seedy but finish over 95 days so we continue to trial this strain. The flatter strain we offer was initially sourced in 2020 from our very knowledgable friends at the Secret Garden in Blyth, Ontario. This is a RARE variety that should continue to be built back up into circulation! Don't eat all of you seeds...save a few!

90 days to maturity

15 seeds per packet $4.45

Planting InstructionsSeed indoors 1/2 inch deep. Line out transplants after risk of frost has past, spacing 5-6 feet apart. Direct seed in raised hills sowing 5-6 seeds 1/2 inch deep. Soil temperature should be at least 21 degrees C. Space mounds 5-6 feet apart, thinning to 3 plants per mound.