Benning's Green Tint Patty Pan Squash Seed
Benning's Green Tint Patty Pan scallop summer squash is open pollinated, gray-green scallop, patty pan squash. It's an heirloom from 1914.
It looks like a UFO and best harvested at 3″ diameter. (54 days). Creamy, beautiful fruit in plants that kept doing well through the season. Tasty, prolific, and a wonderful surprise for our season.
Slice this up 1/2 inch thick, batter it, dip in bread crumbs or Panko with your favorite seasonings and bake it on a greased cookie sheet with your oven set at 375F for 30 minutes flipping once halfway through.
No, it's okay...you don't have to share the first batch but you better hide the evidence!
About 30+ seed per pack.
Culture: Tender, will not survive frost. Sow in hills 4' apart, 5 seeds/hill. Thin to 2 to 3 best plants. Floating row covers, especially when used in low tunnels, provide extra heat and can hasten maturity by 1 to 2 weeks.
Male blossoms typically precede females by about a week. Females have a bulge at the base of the blossom, an early stage of the fruit forming. In early summer, a combination of cool, cloudy weather and declining bee populations may result in poor pollination causing low yields.
Make succession plantings to ensure harvest through the entire frost-free season, insurance against powdery mildew and other diseases tiring old plants. Minimum germination temperature 60°, optimal temperature range 70 to 90°, optimal temperature 85°.
Days to maturity are from direct seeding.
Taste: Unless you want to stuff them, for best flavor pick squash when they are small. Squash blossoms are a delicacy. Harvest male blossoms when fully open for salads or stuffing. Don't pick them all at once because you may not get squash at all!