110 days. Stories abound about the origins of this heirloom which suggest an interesting history. The Historical Information section inside of this packet shares some of the stories. The bountiful flesh has a rich flavor and is perfect for baking, roasting, soups, and pies. It may be used as a substitute for pumpkin in many recipes. Vigorous 10’-20’ vines. The fruits sweeten as they cure and store for up to five months.