The Grand-Daddy of them all! World's record for size - 1,810 lbs! It is easy to grow 400-500 lb. golden-orange fruits. Slightly rough-skinned, nicely ribbed and prolific producers! Although it is primarily grown for exhibition and competition, the flesh can be used for cooking.
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 is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.