One of the very best winter squash varieties. Flesh is deep golden yellow, fine grained, thick, dry and sweet. Turban-shaped outside with a rind that is hard, green and flecked with grey stripes. Produces fruit 10 x 15 cm (4″ x 6″). Soil should be rich and well-drained. Harvest after the first frost or when the skin begins to turn orange when touching the soil. Generous watering is required if weather is dry.