I wanna start off and don't know if I can write enough good things about this squash. but this Squash impresses the Hell out of me. I planted many varieties of Squash from different Indigenous communities many of which are from Arizona and New mexico. I wasn't originally going to plant this variety this year because of space and all the variety's I wanted to grow but since I am Yaqui I only thought it was right to at least plant 1. Also the very ancient and primitive look of this squash with the out growths and the incredibly thick stem was very appealing. I grew my squash in southern California, it was hot this year up until this late september with weather around 90 -100 degrees, I planted them on an east facing area so it got A lot of sun from sun up to sun down. I planted two seeds next to each other and instead of thinning it to just 1 I decided to keep them both. both of them looked so strong and healthy equally. instantly they surprised me and got me exited because out of all my squash they grew so big and green so healthy and strong. they never wilted when all the other squashed wilted. they grew faster and out preformed all the other squash. the squash are also very responsive and lively, and are like strong survivors which makes sense growing in the Sonoran desert for id imagine hundreds to thousands of years. The vines grew so big compared to all the other squashes and so healthy and a beautiful color of green with the white speckles on the leaves setting out so much fruit its crazy! the young fruits make a superb summer squash! I ate the young fruit raw when in my field and I can imagine making it into Calabista or fried, and it would be so good! I also ate some of the leaves and stems which also tasted better than some one my other squashes. I harvested 3 squashes about a week ago that are very nice and big and healthy. they produce some really nice and heavy fruit. I have about 3 or 4 squashes still on the way, theses fruit are great producers! still trying to produce even after some of my other squash plants have ran their run and starting to die off. I just cut one of the fruits open today and tasted the flesh and seeds. the flesh is very good and sweet. the skin is hard and id imagine a great keeper, it was very hard to cut into. the seeds are great! nice and thick I ate a bunch right out of the fruit and they have a lot of flavor. the meat has a good flavor too I am eating strips of the flesh raw while writing this a very nice and light flavor with hits sweetness and sweet after taste its really good eating raw! and now i am going cook it and try it. way better flavor than those orange pie pumpkins you buy at the store so id imagine it would make a great pie. I personally like using the Maxima species of squash for pies though. the flesh is firm but also not super hard to bite into hence why its great eaten raw. anyways I am really impressed !one of my new must grow squashes from now on I just love this squash and really appreciate it! if you have the heat, dry climate and a lot of sun I suggest you grow these guys! they are very strong. Also the squash look exactly like they do in those photos, maybe even prettier!