Community Reviews of San Jose x Waltham Gene Pool Squash

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2017: $1,822.00
Projected End Date: 03/14/2019
Grant Recipient: Farmer
Region: Southern
State: Tennessee
Principal Investigator:
Megan Allen
Care of the Earth Community Farm
This is a PDF file of community reviews of all hand-pollinated squash from four gene pools of San Jose x Waltham F2 squash from the 2018 season. Community members were first taught how to analyze squash and to save seed from them, and then they took a squash home, saved its seed (which they returned to the farm), took its photograph and basic data, and then cooked it in a very basic way and reviewed its taste. Squash were ID'd as follows: first number is maternal line (1-4, 0 for unknown), second number is paternal line, and third number is individual identifier. Community members were very excited to be a part of this project, both to learn how to be involved in seed saving and breeding but also to be involved in the actual review part of a squash that may one day be available in their community. It was also very helpful to us to have their feedback, as they are our market.
Conference Proceeding
Megan Allen, Care of the Earth Community Farm
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Consumers
Ordering info:
Megan Allen
[email protected]
4314 Varnard Lane
Corryton, TN 37721
Publication/product ID: COMMREV2018
This product is associated with the project "Adaptive Winter Squash"
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.