Silver Bell Squash
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
- Winter squash
- Bell-shaped fruits grow to 4 pounds
- Gray-blue shell turns pink in storage
- Dry, sweet orange flesh
- Good keeper
This variety works for:
To prepare your squash, rinse the exterior and then cut in half and remove the seeds before baking, roasting, etc.
Winter squash can be pureed and sweetened as an addition to breads, muffins, cakes and pies. Diced and roasted squash can be tossed in warm salads of grains and nuts or with sautéed kale.
Summer squash are best eaten when they are small and the seeds are immature. Sliced thinly, summer squash are used in gratins and savory pies or sautéed or breaded and fried.
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.
- Direct Seed: 1" Deep
- Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
- Thin: To 3-4 Plants
- Light: Full Sun
Ratings & Reviews
What a keeper!
I still have one of these squashes in my larder - unblemished. What keeper! Prolific. Dry, sweet flesh. Great with butter, salt and pepper, or tahini and maple syrup!
Great flavor and yield
Grew in southwest Wisconsin this past summer. Really great flavor, high yielding, and is storing pretty well.. I will definitely grow again. Everyone I've shared it with loves it
by Abby W
Fantastic squash! Has wonderful flavor, a great keeper we still have a few in the basement. They are smaller but perfect for a small family. We will always grow these!