Archeology students found a pot with seeds, hidden 800 years ago. When they planted them, they couldn’t believe what had grown!

Sometimes, an archaeologist devotes his life to excavations and doesn’t make any breakthroughs explaining how people lived centuries ago. That’s why American students were very fortunate that at the beginning of their professional path, they dug up something out of the ordinary…

As part of real-world practice, a group of archeology students made their way to an Indian reservation in Wisconsin. During their excavating efforts, they dug up an old small pot, which was estimated to be around 800 years old. The dish wasn’t empty, but hid inside of it a handful of squash seeds. The curious students decided to plant them and see if they bear fruit. What the plants yielded was far different from what modern farmers have on their fields.


Giant squash grew from the seeds! Its size, by far, exceeded those which we today consider to be large. The vegetables weren’t only impressive due to their size, but also because of their taste. They were juicy, had great flavor and a smooth texture. It was concluded that this is a species of squash which doesn’t exist anymore nowadays, and the plant was given the name “Gete-Okosomin”. Students most of all, however, enjoyed the fact that the fruit was rich in seeds, so they would be able to grow additional plants and enjoy the taste of the vegetables, which the Indians ate.

The size of the squash was impressive.