Winnipeg students grow rare squash from seeds 800 years old

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Students in Winnipeg were given a rather unique opportunity to revive a vegetable that was thought to be extinct.

This particular squash was grown from seeds that are approximately 800 years old.

APTN’s Matt Thordarson has the story.

15 thoughts on “Winnipeg students grow rare squash from seeds 800 years old

  1. Council of Canadians at the 2013 AGM in Saskatoon passed a resolution on inviting the Indigenous culture in Canada to take the lead on finalizing the Canadian Constitution. This would be based on authentic values and protections of the founding societies of Turtle Island. It is worth getting a copy of that resolution, and discussing the ways of getting this concept adopted as a basis of community.

  2. Amazing!! Indigenous crops like corn and swash are prime examples of a commensal relationship between plants and humans. They are an important part of our collective heritage. Every time a variety is saved, so to is a way of knowing the world.

  3. Point of order – This is a fruit. It is not a vegetable.

    Aside from that, this is pretty darn amazing!

  4. Great to see that these squash could be grown from such old seeds. I hope it’s tasty and nutritious, as well.

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