(C. maxima) 85 days—2-3 pound fruits ripen deep orange. Fruits are slightly flattened globes, are ribbed with some green striping along the ribs and the blossom end. Flesh is orange, and fine for all typical winter squash uses. Productive plants are compact, running 3-4 feet, making this an excellent choice for smaller gardens or container culture. Great keeper, too! A Russian commercial variety of recent introduction.