My friend who just became a full-time prepper is looking for a special squash/melon seed. She said while living in Russia, her neighbors grew a squash like plant. She says it has a long shelf life and would be a great item to add to her preps. She said it grew up to about 20 lbs. When young, it was pale green and could be eaten. Its diameter is about 8-inches; the flesh is a creamy color, not white. As it matures the outer skin starts to turn a dark tan color. It can be fried up like potatoes, or chopped up in soups. If any of you have some Russian friends, or have seen this seed sold in any veggie catalogs or a nurseries, would you let me know? It sounds like something I'd like to grow as well. I am striving to have something growing all season that I can harvest. I'm working on nut trees, shrubs that bear fruit (blueberries, etc). and groundcover (kinnikinnick) that bears fruit as well. If anyone knows about this plant, please let me know. Many thanks!