Three Sisters Garden Seed Package
Squanto was a Wampanoag that taught the early settlers of Jamestown how to garden in the New World. The three sisters gardening style allowed a family to survive on one acre of land. This seed package contains enough seed to plant one Wampanoag style garden with the following varities:
- Waltham Butternut Winter Squash was an AAS winner in 1970. It's yellow-orange flesh has a delicious nutty flavor. The vining plant produces high yields of straight necked squash that are ready for harvest in 83 to 100 days. Store in a cool location and this squash will keep until spring.
- Rattlesnake pole bean can be used as a fresh green bean when young or as a shelling bean when fully mature. Rattlesnake beans are rich in protein, fiber, folates, and vitamins A and B. Additionally they contain some iron, zinc, magnesium, calcium, copper and potassium. They are believed to be native to the southwest region of North America where they were grown in ancient times by the Hopi Native Americans. They should be trellised as vines can reach up to ten feet in height and thrive in hot and humid climates and are prolific producers.
- Oaxacan Green Dent Corn is from Southern Mexico where the native Zapetecs have been growing this dent corn for hundreds of years. The corn stocks grow to about 7 tall; tall with ears of corn between 6 and 10 long. The kernels are green in color and is used for corn flour, often used in tamales and tortillas.
- Planting instuctions are provided.