Open-pollinated. HEIRLOOM. Large, pink, banana-shaped fruit can weigh 10-40 lbs. This variety is over 100 years old. Fine flavored, dry, sweet, orange flesh that is superbly fine tasting. Popular on the West Coast; large yields. The banana-shaped fruit turn pinkish-orange when mature and have a firm, sweet, yellow-orange flesh that is excellent for pies, baking, and canning. Leave on the vine until fully mature. Harvest before frost, leaving part of the stem attached to the fruit. Store for winter use at 45-55 F in a dry place.