Cucurbita ficifolia , Kurodane cabocha – Japan, Annual Climbing Vine with leaves resembling fig leaves, fruit is oblong to about 20cm, like a watermelon, light or dark green to cream mottle & wide black seeds. Its very uniform in size, shape, & colour & can produce up to 50 fruit. Pulp strands are used to make a soup, similar in flavour to shark fin soup, hence the name. Flowers, leaves & shoots used as greens. Most nutritional part is its fat & protein-rich seed! Seeds along with its mature sweet fruits are used to make jam, sweets, & drinks (some alcoholic). Great climbing over Arches or fence.