We had the most incredible crop of rampicante zucchini this year. This one was picked WEEKS ago, and it refuses to stop growing – these flowers bloomed in the pantry this morning. It is an extremely hardy and prolific vining squash...if picked early the skin is soft like a regular zucchini...if left on the vine to mature it acquires a hard shell and can be stored longer in the manner of a winter squash. The flesh tastes like a cross between butternut and typical summer zucchini. The seeds came from Baker Creek – highly recommended!!