Cucurbita - pepo
Squash, Calabacita, Tatume - 50 days. This fabulous summer squash may not be well-known, but that is soon to change! With wonderful, creamy texture and buttery flavor, squash lovers will be happily pleased, and even squash skeptics may soon be won over. Also called tatume or calabacita, the Latin word referring to any small cucurbit, this squash is a favorite in Mexico and southern Texas. Fruits are best when picked at about 3" long. Vigorous vines to 12 feet thrive in heat, and are more drought toleratant than most squash; practically immune to squash borer insect.