2903-CO Cucurbita pepo
80 days from transplant. I saw WLP in Amy Goldman’s “The Compleat Squash” book and had to try it. In the 2009 trials, I was convinced this was “the one”! Its 3-5 lb, round orange fruits have thick flesh and slightly netted skin, giv-ing them a silvery twinkle in the field. An amazing stem (quite the handle), sweet flavour, and velvety texture make one wonder why this isn’t the vari-ety from which every pumpkin pie is born. Re-leased in 1893 by Johnson & Stokes of Philadelphia; selected and re-introduced in 1917 by the Gill Brothers Seed Company.