Seeds are biologically designed for travel. During the period of European colonization, they traveled farther and faster than they ever had before, as mariners brought seeds of American crops back to their homelands. Hundreds of years of selection later, seeds of many of these crops—in new and varied forms—re-crossed the Atlantic with immigrants. For eating, pick this variety at the dinghy stage rather than waiting for it to turn into a yacht. Saving seeds? Let it grow as big as a battleship.
This bush-type plant churns out squash that taste great. It's delicious sauteed on its own or in a ratatouille.