Vigorous, prolific vines produce medium sized dark olive-green, acorn shaped, deep ribbed fruits. 5- 6"L x 4" diameter mature fruit have a small seed cavity and thin hard shell. Sweet, dry, golden-yellow, tender, medium thick flesh is excellent for baking, fried, or steamed. Great keeper!
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.