Squash, Silver Bell
- Bell-shaped fruits grow to 4 pounds
- Gray-blue shell turns pink in storage
- Dry, sweet orange flesh
- Good keeper
- Winter squash
- 100-105 days
Squash, Silver Bell Description
(C. maxima) A selection from Blue Banana bred and introduced by Ferry-Morse Seed Co. in 1956. Small bell-shaped squash average four pounds. Silvery gray-blue shell turns pink in storage. Delicious deep orange, dry, sweet flesh. Good keeper. 100-105 days.
Learn to Grow it
This crop can be direct seeded into the soil after the last spring frost. You can also start plants indoors 3-6 weeks before the last frost date.
If you are direct seeding, plant in groups of 2-3 seeds and keep the healthiest plant that matures. Space your plants or seeds 3-6 feet apart and plant your seeds 1/2-1 in. deep.
Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.
These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.