Days To Maturity : 52
Germination Days : 5-10
Planting Depth : 1.5-2
Seed Code : O
Seeds Per Packet : 25
Spacing : 15-18
When To Plant : Late spring
When To Plant : Summer
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Benning's Light Green... VSQ-5432



Top-quality flavor and texture

Heirloom from 1914.

Called "patty pan" squash because their round scalloped shape looks like a little pie. We feel that these heirloom patty pans are superior in flavor and reliability to all the similar modern varieties we have tried, especially the yellow types.

Sales have been slow on these, but we don't want to stop carrying such a great variety. Please try these out! These are pale green, with small seed cavity and a very fine flavor and texture. Also known as scallopini or cymlings, these have nice firm flesh, fine flavor, and produce lots of high-quality squash. Keeps well.

BOTANICAL NAME: Curcurbita pepo


Start indoors in flats or pots, up to a month before last frost date. Transplant 18" apart after frost past. Add compost or decomposed manure. Mulch evens out soil moisture, but where squash bugs are a problem, mulch will give them hiding places. Diatom dust on stems and surrounding soil helps against them (if using, use drip watering or water in one spot only, to leave the dust in place). Harvest before heavy frost or when stems are dry. Leave 1" stem.

GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: H/Matures 7-10/Harvest 17+/Yield 35-475/Spacing 15-18"

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Easy to grow and tolerates hot weather

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Not just small
on 02/14/16 by Margaret Shook in Arizona

Most descriptions say to use these when they are quite small and they are great that way, but my brother-in-law gave us one last summer that had gotten quite large. By the time we finally tried to use it at least a month had gone but it was still quite good and more tender than I expected. If one or more get away from you and become large go ahead and try them. You might be surprised.