Silver Bells Squash

Silver Bells Squash

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Cucurbita maxima

Silver Bells Squash (100 days)

Contains  3 grams

Silver Bell was a selection from Blue Banana.  Blue Banana was a Ferry-Morse introduction in 1956. 

The vines are 5-6' long and produce squash that are typically 4 pounds.

Fruit is very dry and stores well.

The sugar content is AMAZING in Silver Bells.  Watermelons, that we think of as sweet for example only have a brix of 7-10 (brix sugar level test).  Silver Bells rated 15 brix in our test!!!

This high sugar content had us changing pie and bread recipes to suit this amazing squash.  You literally need half the amount of sugar or less in your recipes.

Employees fight over who gets to take these home every year as they are so delicious. 

A farm favorite!

 

Seed Planting Depth

Seeds per ounce

Germination Temperature

Days to Germination

Row Spacing

Plant Spacing

100' Row Yield

Sun

1" 90-110 70-85 3-10 48" 24-36" 100 lb. Full

Planting Tips For Heirloom Winter Squash Seeds:

Heirloom winter squash don't mind the heat as much as their name implies.  Only plant once the soil temperature warms to at least 70 degrees and keep in mind that most heirloom varieties of winter squash take 110 days to mature.  So be sure to leave enough time to allow them to fully develop. 

Plant 3-6 heirloom squash seeds per hill.  Once they have shown true leaves and grown in size, you should thin out to the 3 strongest plants.  Remember, harvest these winter squash continually in order to keep the plant producing.

Seed Care tips for Heirloom Winter Squash:

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.

 

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