100 days. Named for its celestially patterned rind: midnight black with brilliant, golden spangles and one large, lunar spot. Truly a cosmic wonder, the glittering, pinpoint stars spill from the fruit and into a galaxy of deeply lobed, silver-green foliage. Big fruit can weigh up to 40 pounds with heavenly sweet, juicy, red flesh. A treasured Russian heirloom from 1910.