Zapallito de Tronco
(C. maxima) This South American bush-like squash was first listed by James J H Gregory in 1885 and has been intermittently available since that time. In one season a single plant can produce 15kg of tennis-ball sized fruits for summer or winter use. Seedsman George B Roberts reintroduced it to his catalogue in 1967 suggesting that “They are delicious cooked and eaten cold, filled with summer vegetables mixed with mayonnaise, or with delicacies in the same manner as an avocado pear.”
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