(C. maxima) One of the most unusual and beautiful squashes you will ever see! It took several years to get this variety into the catalog. Collected in 1940 in the northeastern Iranian city of Torbat-e-Heydarieh and preserved at the USDA seed bank ever since. Not known to the public until a few years ago, when our friend Glenn Drowns introduced it. This squash is super ornamental, with its unique, foam-green rind that’s mottled in soft peachy orange. Round and slightly ribbed fruit is medium to large in size. It keeps for a year or more, and is perfect for fall decorating.