Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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Sibley or Pikes Peak Squash
Sibley or Pike's Peak Squash
110 days, 4 grams (15-20 seeds)
Also known as Pike's Peak
Hubbard type squash that are oblong, tear-drop shaped slate-blue colored fruits. Average fruit weights around 9 pounds, can range from 5-15 lbs in size. Vigorous 12-15 foot vines.
The flesh is orange and thick with an excellent sweet flavor. With a hard rind it is an outstanding winter keeper. The flesh dries out and the taste often become more full-flavored and delicious with time. Keep this squash until after the new year and enjoy its sweetened flavor.
Introduced commercially by Hiram Sibley & Co. of Rochester, NY in 1887. Sibleys squash is believed to be Native American in origin and is similar to varieties found among the Winnebago Indians.