C. mixta/C. argyrosperma.
The Silver Edged Squash is an important ingredient in Latin American cuisine. The seeds are often roasted and eaten as a snack, known as pepitas. The seeds are ground and used to make pipian sauce, which is a type of mole, and is served over chicken or enchiladas. The sauce is green and has a nutty flavor. The white and silver edge of the seed is actually an outer hull or husk. Inside the hull is a long green seed. This is what is grounds to make pipain sauce.The flesh of this variety is generally unpalatable. The seeds of Silver Edged Squash are high in protein, essential fatty acids, vitamin B-complex and vitamin E, copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium. Drought and heat tolerant, relatively disease and pest free plants make this a great hot weather variety! ~10 large seeded minimum per packet.
This variety is part of our partnership with local Maryland seed saver and enthusiast Scott Malpass and his 'Scottland' Seed Business. A portion of sales of all varieties with Scott's Scottland association will be donated back to him to further support his seed saving work and community involvement in Maryland.