Commercially introduced by us in the U.S.!
Kars Egg is an exceptional squash variety from Kars of Northeast Turkey. Fruits have the size and shape of an egg, size ranging from a chicken egg to a duck egg. Prolific plants have small leaves and vine but they don’t take a lot of space. Fruits should be harvested as soon as they reach the size of an egg for the best eating quality. We don’t only think that it is flavorful but we also received many good feedback regarding the flavor of this Anatolian heirloom.
Seeds of this amazing variety were originally collected by the USDA’s plant collector and agronomist Jack Harlan in late 1940’s from a seed dealer in Iğdır Province of Kars. Iğdır is on the border of Turkey and Armenia, and Kars Yumurtası was probably very popular in Armenian villages back in time. In addition to Kurds and Turks, and although their population plummeted over decades, many Molokans also used to live in Kars so we predict that this variety was once cherished by many ethnic groups in the region in the past.
Our current seed stock was grown by Tom Wahlberg of Decorah, IA.
Each packet has 20 seeds