Benning's Green Tint is a variety of Patty pan squash which is a member of the Cucurbita family. Its botanical name is Cucurbita pepo var. clypeata 'Benning's Green Tint'. 'Benning's Green Tint' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to Unmellow Yellow. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to Honeydew and Mint cream. Leaves usually appear in La Salle Green colour.
Summer patty-pan bush type. Truly a gourmet treat! Pretty, pale-green, scallop-edged fruits have a fine, creamy texture and a delicate, fresh flavor. Harvest in 55 days.
Plant spacing: Hill: 4 feet
Planting depth: 1 inch
Growing tips: Seed directly outdoors in a sunny location. Sow 4-6 seeds around a 12-inch diameter hill. After germination, thin to 3 seedlings per hill. May be started indoors 3-4 weeks before planting outdoors. Transplant with care. Keep fruits picked to encourage production.
Uses: Delicious lightly sauteed or fresh with a vegetable dip.
An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Benning's Green Tint is known for its Vine habit and growing to a height of approximately 60.0 cm (1.95 feet). This variety tends to bloom in mid summer.
Suggestions: For the best flavor, harvest while still small and light green in color or just after the flower drops off.
Benning's Green Tint Patty pan squash is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
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By our calculations, you should look at sowing Benning's Green Tint about 0 days after your last frost date.
By our calculations, you should look at planting out Benning's Green Tint about 0 days after your last frost date.
Bennings Green Tint, Bennings green tiny, Farr’s benning scallop squash
Adds variety to the summer squash harvest. This one seemed to bear later in the season after the other summer squash were starting to wane. Very nice flavour when harvested young & grilled lightly.
HazelJ about growing Sqaush, Summer 'Bennings Green Tint'