C. pepo. Bennings Green Tint scallopini seeds are CERTIFIED ORGANIC! Benning's Green Tint pattypan squash (or scallopini squash) is a pretty little pale-green, almost white, elegant scallopini that grows on a tidy, productive bush. We recommend harvesting these squash a day or two after pollination, when the fruits are tiny and tender, with very appealing flavour raw or cooked. If left to mature, Benning's develops a "belly" that can be carved into a unique serving dish for summer soups and salads. This is an old heirloom variety that was first introduced around 1914. The plants do not sprawl, but they can be tall, so keep a close eye for fruits forming beneath the foliage.
Matures in 55 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)
The three species of squash that we offer represent a wide variety of shapes and colours. Each will cross-pollinate readily within their species. For instance, all C. pepo will cross-pollinate with each other, but not with C. maxima or C. moschata. For people who want to save their seeds, this is a very important consideration. The fruits themselves will not be affected by cross pollination, but the seeds inside will be, so squash need to be grown in isolation from other members of their species if seed saving is the goal. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Squash from seeds Guide and grow food.