Our "Terremoto" squash are a landrace of 3-lobed winter squash with dense, rich flesh. While inside they are all deep orange and dense-fleshed, outside they are variable. Colors include blue, green, pink and orange. Some of the squash are orange mottled with green, and in some cases the skin is a combination of 3 or 4 colors in various patterns. This landrace has been grown continuously for almost 10 years, and varieties contributing to the landrace include Triamble, Galeux d'Eysines, Hopi Orange and Lakota.
While we continuously select for the 3-lobed shape and we bias our selections towards hard-shelled pink squash, we maintain genetic diversity such that other colors are carried forward each year. The hard shell, which occurs on most of our Terremoto squash, allows the squash to be kept for a year and more. These are great squash to display for extended periods before eating.
The flavor of these squash, like the varieties used to create them, is fantastic. The flesh is very dense, like Triamble, and the flavors are a rich mix of savory and sweet. These are fantastic squash for roasting, and for making soups and pies.
The genetic diversity of this landrace is featured every fall at Baia Nicchia Farm's farmers' market stand in Menlo Park, where customers pick out pumpkins as if they were choosing art pieces, and they are.
Each seed packet contains 20 seeds.
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