The fruit is a fleshy many-seeded berry with a tough rind (known as a pepo), and often attains considerable size.
Among the first was that of Bologna, where pepo began to expound the law in 1075.
The fruit of the papaw resembles the pepo, but the calyx is not superior.
M. Naudin considers these forms as undoubtedly varieties of Cucurbita pepo.
The three carpels forming the pepo are separated by partitions.
In the drawing of pepo oblongus of Lobel, Icones, 641, the character of the peduncle is clearly defined.
A fourth, pepo rotundus major, added in the edition of 1616, appears to me to be C. maxima.
The pepo, another indehiscent syncarpous fruit, is illustrated by the fruit of the gourd, melon (fig. 31) and other Cucurbitaceae.