From the northeastern Iranian city of Torbate-Heydariyeh. Preserved by the USDA seed bank since 1940, this squash variety is large and pumpkin-like in appearance. Expect some 50 plus pound fruits under ideal conditions. Exterior color ranges from a silvery green to a salmon orange. Drought and heat tolerant and super ornamental, making it perfect for fall decorating. Fruits can store for more than a year in good conditions.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Seed Type


Latin Name:

Cucurbita maxima


8-12 days


110 days


Full Sun

Planting Method:

Direct sow seeds after danger of frost has passed. Or start indoors 3 weeks before last frost date.

Planting Depth:



Sow 6-8 seeds in hills 6-8' apart. Thin to 3-4 seeds. Or plant in rows 6-8' apart, spacing plants 8-12" apart in the row.

Seed Count

+/- 147 per ounce; 2,360 per pound

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