Papalote ranch is a popular variety of Cushaw, which belongs to the Cucurbita genus (Cucurbita argyrosperma 'Papalote ranch').
Striped cushaw-type fruit. The fast-growing vines have large splotched leaves. Characteristic peduncles are large and corky. The fruits of this species usually have a long storage life.
Small, dark-green cushaws, with varied shapes. Tasty and versatile. Good keeper with very thick skin. Originally from Mexico.
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