Tennessee Sweet Potato Squash
- Mild taste
- Stores well
- 95-100 days
Please note: The 2019 catalog noted this variety as organic in error. While our seeds are always open-pollinated, non-GMO, untreated, and non-hybrid, this particular variety is conventional and not organic.
This is the tofu of squashes, as it absorbs the flavors of the food with which it is cooked. It has a very mild taste, certainly not sweet as the name might suggest. A white-and-green, pear shaped winter squash that can grow up to 12 pounds, the variety stores well and has a greenish-white flesh color. Some would recommend that its best use is for decoration only. This squash grows productively in cooler weather. First listed in 1847 by New York seedsman James Thorburn as Green Striped Bell and most likely renamed by Burpee in 1883. 95-100 days.
Learn to Grow Tennessee Sweet Potato Squash
Direct Seed: 1" Deep
Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
Thin: To 3-4 Plants
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out.