Bud - my wife started a few plants 3 years ago and they are prolific
with room to sprawl and lots of sunshine. the juvenile fruits can be
eaten like a zucchini squash cooked or raw in salads.
with deep green foliage and large yellow flowers, it brightens up a chain-link fence.
one mature fruit can provide hundreds of seeds to give away to everyone.
the dried fruit in the skin (with seeds) makes an excellent novelty gift.
good post !!