Fruit weighs about 5-12 pounds, and is round and flattened a bit on the top and bottom. Its colors are mottled green or yellow and buff-cream. The taste is sweet and Calabaza is used in many west Indianian Latin and Chinese dishes. Its firm yellowish-orange flesh is mild and sweet. Heisler likes to saute it with scallops in a white wine sauce and serve over buttered noodles.
La Estrella F1
Green, Tan, and Red-Orange skin. Excellent color. Nearly rib-less. Flavorful and stores well. A Rupp exclusive from the University of Florida. Bred by Dr. Don Maynard for uniform fruit size and superior flesh color. A preferred fruit of the World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association. Weight: 3.0 kg - 4.0 kg Maturity: 110 days
Patrick Simcox, while on an expedition to Panama, discovered this distinct landrace of moschata squash. The fruits are small, round and flattened, and covered with large bumps. Undoubtedly, this landrace is resilient to pests and should thrive in hot humid areas with at least 4-5 months of growing season. Because this is a landrace, we expect there to be variability with the fruits, but in all cases save the seeds as this is rare material.