General Information: This rare, black Japanese squash has a flattened top, and a heavily ribbed, round shape. It is popular with European market growers. The flesh is golden color and has the rich taste of hazelnuts. Fruits are 3-8 lbs. each and vines give large yields. The black fruit will turn a rich chestnut color in storage. It is a particularly long keeper (up to 8 months). This heirloom variety originally from Japan has a high yield, a unique appearance and an uncommon flavor.