Native American heirloom. Round or pear-shaped white fruit with mottled green stripes producing large, tasty ‘silver-edged‘ seeds. Grown mainly for its seeds which are easily removed when roasted. The seeds are then, salted & used as pepitas. The flesh cn be used in dishes, though tastes different from other winter squash. Also called Pipian From Tuxpan.
Vera Cruz Pepita
Some say Vera Cruz Pepita's fruits are even prettier and their seeds are more remarkable than "Pepita". Vera Cruz Pepita is a pretty field cultivar from Veracruz in southern Mexico. Grown for the long, narrow seeds, which are toasted for snacks or ground to prepare Pipian sauces. Plant: climbing; Fruit shape: white / green striped, flat round; Fruit size (D): 20 cm; Flesh: whitish; Recommended use: for steaming , decoration. Storage time: +++ Weight: 3.0 kg Ripening time: 115 days