Students from Winnipeg, Canada seem to have made a startling discovery that could shed some light on these interesting questions. During an archaeological dig, young people discovered an 800-year-old cache of pumpkin seeds.
After weighing whether the seeds would be valid, they decided to plant them. What happened is surprising.
The students discovered the seeds inside a clay amphora in Wisconsin.
After dating the find it was determined that the seeds were 800 years old. With nothing to lose and full of curiosity they decided to plant them.
After a few months of hard work, this is the result. A variety of pumpkin from the past.
The students have named it "Gete-okosomin", or "really cool old pumpkin."
Pumpkin has a good flavor, nice texture and a good handful of seeds, so there will never be a problem to continue growing it.
They are of considerable size, similar to that of some varieties of zucchini.
The Voice of the Wall