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Bennings Green Tint Scallop Summer Squash Seeds

Cucurbita pepo

5.00 (2 reviews)
  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Gardeners with short growing seasons may want to start their squash seeds indoors a month before the last expected frost. Since squashes do not take well to transplanting, peat pots are the best option. Plant two seeds per pot, later clipping off the weaker seedling. Harden the seedlings by exposing them to the weather for several hours at a time during the week before transplanting. About a week after the last frost or when the soil temperature reaches an average of 65 degrees F, plant the seedlings in very rich soil 8-10' apart in rows 10-12' apart. Another option is to plant the seedlings in hills of two, 8-10' apart. To direct sow, plant Bennings Green Tint Scallop Summer squash seeds when the soil temperature reaches at least 70 degrees F. Plant Bennings Green Tint Scallop Summer squash seeds 1/2" deep, 3-4' apart and thin to 8-10' apart. For companion planting benefits, plant squashes along with corn but avoid planting them with potatoes.

Growing: Since squash seedlings do not tolerate frost, provide protective coverings if the temperature drops below 65 degrees F. Keep the soil moist at all times, but avoid getting the leaves wet as this can cause diseases such as rot or mildew. When the vines begin to develop, a layer of mulch will help conserve moisture and control weeds; mulch also will keep the squashes clean and protect them from too much soil contact.

Harvesting: These squashes generally taste best when harvested at a diameter of 2-3". The vines produce abundantly throughout the summer; the squashes keep well in the refrigerator for about two weeks and freeze well.

Seed Saving: By the time the squash reaches its mature size, the seeds are mature. Cut the squash open, remove the pulp and seeds, and rinse off the pulp. Put the mixture in a bowl of water to remove the remaining pulp; the good seeds will sink. Remove the good seeds and spread them out to dry for 2-3 weeks, stirring them at times to make sure they dry completely. Store Bennings Green Tint Scallop Summer squash seeds in a cool, dry place for up to 4 years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Cucurbita pepo

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 350

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 24 Inches

Color: Green

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Global Rating: 5.00 from 2 reviews
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Bennings green patty pan

I am so happy that I found this company! I actually searched online and all over the entire country before I finally found this Bennings green tint pattypan squash. I love the squash and 1st remember The sweet juicy taste of it and I was very young West Coast. I have not been able to find this squash anywhere. The fast shipping was a plus so I got the seeds 8n time for this planting season. Thank you for great service and product availability.

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WELL PACKAGED

I just received the seeds in Panama. They are well packaged. I do not know about
the germination % yet.

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This 4" pale green squash is also known as a Patty Pan and resembles a saucer with scalloped edges. It is very popular because it has good flavor and texture, with excellent yields, and keeps well into the winter. It takes about 50 days to reach full size.
This unusual squash is of the "patty pan" type, a saucer shaped squash with scalloped edges. After being introduced in 1914, Benning's Green Tint Squash was featured in the 1937 issue of Cucurbits of New York, a journal dedicated to innovative plant species.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Gardeners with short growing seasons may want to start their squash seeds indoors a month before the last expected frost. Since squashes do not take well to transplanting, peat pots are the best option. Plant two seeds per pot, later clipping off the weaker seedling. Harden the seedlings by exposing them to the weather for several hours at a time during the week before transplanting. About a week after the last frost or when the soil temperature reaches an average of 65 degrees F, plant the seedlings in very rich soil 8-10' apart in rows 10-12' apart. Another option is to plant the seedlings in hills of two, 8-10' apart. To direct sow, plant Bennings Green Tint Scallop Summer squash seeds when the soil temperature reaches at least 70 degrees F. Plant Bennings Green Tint Scallop Summer squash seeds 1/2" deep, 3-4' apart and thin to 8-10' apart. For companion planting benefits, plant squashes along with corn but avoid planting them with potatoes.

Growing: Since squash seedlings do not tolerate frost, provide protective coverings if the temperature drops below 65 degrees F. Keep the soil moist at all times, but avoid getting the leaves wet as this can cause diseases such as rot or mildew. When the vines begin to develop, a layer of mulch will help conserve moisture and control weeds; mulch also will keep the squashes clean and protect them from too much soil contact.

Harvesting: These squashes generally taste best when harvested at a diameter of 2-3". The vines produce abundantly throughout the summer; the squashes keep well in the refrigerator for about two weeks and freeze well.

Seed Saving: By the time the squash reaches its mature size, the seeds are mature. Cut the squash open, remove the pulp and seeds, and rinse off the pulp. Put the mixture in a bowl of water to remove the remaining pulp; the good seeds will sink. Remove the good seeds and spread them out to dry for 2-3 weeks, stirring them at times to make sure they dry completely. Store Bennings Green Tint Scallop Summer squash seeds in a cool, dry place for up to 4 years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Cucurbita pepo

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 350

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 24 Inches

Color: Green

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 2 reviews
5.0

Review By Melodie Hall

Bennings green patty pan

I am so happy that I found this company! I actually searched online and all over the entire country before I finally found this Bennings green tint pattypan squash. I love the squash and 1st remember The sweet juicy taste of it and I was very young West Coast. I have not been able to find this squash anywhere. The fast shipping was a plus so I got the seeds 8n time for this planting season. Thank you for great service and product availability.

5.0

Review By Betty Gray

WELL PACKAGED

I just received the seeds in Panama. They are well packaged. I do not know about
the germination % yet.

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