By Sarah Fiorello

group of squash

Cucurbita moschata
‘Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato’

The potato pumpkin squash is an early bearing squash grown by enslaved people living at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello residence in Virginia. It was used as a sweet potato substitute. This variety originated from Thelma Sanders in Adair county, Missouri.

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