While squash originated in the Americas, squash, along with maize and beans, was one of the earliest domesticated plants in New Mexico and North America. Early on, squash was only grown for seed because early squash had little flesh and a bitter taste. However, American cultivation led to better tasting, fleshier squash varieties.
There are a few interesting facts about the history of squash:
Today, many varieties of squash are grown in home gardens all across the United States.Learn More
Gardeners can plant spaghetti squash in the spring after the last chance of frost is gone in hills that are about three-feet apart. The squash should be allowed to ripen until they start to turn color in the fall.Full Answer >
As with all winter squashes, such as pumpkins, butternut squash seeds are edible in either a raw or roasted form. Butternut squash is a gourd known for its elongated shape, orange flesh, and tough yellow skin.Full Answer >
The exact origin of the onion is unknown. The onion may have originated from central Asia, but the vegetable may also have grown wild all over the world. The cultivation of the onion traces back over 5,000 years to China, Iran and West Pakistan.Full Answer >
Bananas originate from the Southeast Asian region as well as from India. Bananas first spread into the world when Arab conquerors of the region in 327 B.C. brought it west into Asia Minor and Africa. The banana began to be produced in high volume starting in 1834.Full Answer >