This guy's squash vines have escaped his yard by climbing into the branches of the adjacent street trees. In other words, while walking down the sidewalk, I could have reached up into a cherry tree and plucked out a squash.
You can take a closer look at this photo here. The guy told me he calls these plants Caribbean squash; I think they may be some variety of long melon.
Have to ask….so when you take a look at the “long melon” link you provided, there is a calaba melon shown…..way, way back, Jimmy Durante always said “good night” to “Mrs. Calabash” (an alternate spelling the link said). Maybe she was that shape???
You’re almost as good as Matt for interesting trivia.
Thank you! High praise indeed!