Seminole pumpkin is native to South Florida where it grew wild and was cultivated by Florida aborigines, and later by settlers. Mature fruit is beige on the outside, oblong in shape, and thick-fleshed. Flesh is dark orange and is cooked similar to winter squash. Male flowers are also edible, as well as young green fruits (cook like summer squash). Plant vines along the ground. Withstands hot, humid weather. Add compost or fertilizer at the beginning of the season. Plant in hills 3-4 feet apart. 90-100 days.