Sibley is part of the Cucurbita genus and is a Winter squash variety. Its scientific name is Cucurbita maxima 'Sibley'. Sibley is a variety of heirloom Winter squash .
(C. maxima) Oblong, teardrop-shaped, slate-blue colored fruit weigh 9 lbs. each. It has thick orange flesh that is sweet and tasty. An excellent keeper, this variety was popular in Missouri and Iowa back to at least the 1840’s, believed to be of Native American origin, possibly from Mexico; it was introduced commercially by Hiram Sibley & Co. of New York in 1887. (from Baker Creek Seed’s website)
Plant 4’ apart
I also read this description on another website selling the seeds:
Sibley Squash, c.maxima. Hubbard type with moderately vigorous 12-15’ vines. Teardrop shasped slate blue fruit have very shallow ribs, 10-12" long by 8-9" diameter. about 8-10 lbs. Skin is incredibly hard when reaching maturity. Excellent for shipping. Medium thick sweet orange flesh, great flavor, excellent keeper. 110-120 days.
Sibley Winter squash is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
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