610: Saving Seeds of Cucurbits.
A chat with a seed expert.
In This Podcast:
At least ten times a year we have a live Seed Saving Class with Bill McDorman. This is the May 2021 class discussing cucurbit varieties, crossbreeding squashes versus melons, and so much more on the main species of cucurbits and their differences that allow for ‘wild crosses’.
Come join us for the next live class, or catch up on our previous classes through our podcast episodes. Either way you will expand your seed knowledge and gain new perspectives on your food system.
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Register Here for the Monthly Seed Saving Class with Live Q&A
Bill McDorman is Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, Ketchum, Idaho. He got his start in the bio-regional seed movement while in college in 1979 when he helped start Garden City Seeds. In 1984, Bill started Seeds Trust/High Altitude Gardens, a mail order seed company he ran successfully until it sold in 2013.
Listen in for more about Cucurbits! Squash Species! Melon Varieties!
– The four main species of cucurbits
– Growing a preferred variety of squash
– How to get seeds from these species types
– Bill’s story about the zuccini with the ‘bitter gene’
– Differentiating between the common species names by region
– What is cucurbita argyrosperma and maxima
– The difference between summer and winter squash
– Pumpzini’s and their ideal growing regions
– Bug problem versus balanced system
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