Deliciously sweet yellow version of its red-fleshed cousin ‘Mountain Sweet’ that was popular in the 1840’s throughout NJ, PA and NY. Productive 8-10’ spreading vines produce an abundance of 20-35 lb oblong fruits with dark green rinds striped with light green. Beautiful deep rich yellow flesh is dotted with black seeds and has a firm texture and high sugar content. Performs well in the North. Excellent choice for fresh markets.
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.