Summer Squash, Zapallo del Tronco
A wonderful and very rare summer squash from South America that is Curcurbita maxima, rather than C. pepo like other summer squashes. Round, very glossy fruit is delicious, with a very tender skin, buttery flavor and non-watery texture that many prefer to regular summer squash or zucchini. The big plants--large bush or very short vine--are vigorous and have better resistance to squash bugs than others we have grown. This was a treasured part of the Bountiful Gardens collection for years. Our seed was grown by Strong Mtn Farm here in Willits.