"Cucurbita moschata", a species originating in Central & South America. Cushaw is a large white squash with mottled green or golden stripes, oblong shape with crooked necks, and bulbous bottoms. Fruits average 10 to 20 pounds, grow to be 12 to 18 inches long, and are roughly 10 inches in diameter at the bowl. Commercially made pumpkin pie mix is often made from these varieties. These are wonderful ornamental pieces as well as very good in soups, pies, and roasted. The flesh is light-yellow with mild and slightly sweet in flavor and is meaty in texture.