This is a 10 pounder that volunteered in my garden in central Florida.
Yes, it climbs or grows 50 foot vines on the ground.
Mousetrap is for comparison: Basket ball size 8 weeks from St Kitts Island seed planted in July.
15 Mar planted seed under growlight, 15 April in garden, 1July Pic. Great yellow soup squash.
14 inches & still growing. multiple vines over 100 ft long & 40 squash set on one plant!
on 20 July, 12 # Calabaza that was from a 6 inch transplant mid April: 70 days!
14 inches long and 50 feet of vine from the 15 April planting location, then harvested at 30 # in late Sept..
50 pounder Calabaza, authenticated on a good scale! Made 10 two pound packages of roasted squash for FREEZING!
Dark green Pumpkin style Calabaza hanging on fence
Nov 2012, a few from our final harvest to beat FREEZING weather
More of final 2012 harvest. Next year we will donate squash for a micro-brewery to brew Calabaza Squash BEER