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Patty pan squash 'Benning's Green Tint'     

Cucurbita pepo var. clypeata

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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.


Suggestions: For the best flavor, harvest while still small and light green in color or just after the flower drops off.

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.

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!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Benning's Green Tint have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Benning's Green Tint

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water moderately. Benning's Green Tint is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors. Benning's Green Tint needs a soil ph of 5.6 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Benning's Green Tint from seed

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Benning's Green Tint about 0 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Benning's Green Tint

Benning's Green Tint is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Benning's Green Tint about 0 days after your last frost date.

Harvesting Benning's Green Tint

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in late summer.

Other Names for Patty pan squash 'Benning's Green Tint'

Bennings Green Tint, Bennings green tiny, Farr’s benning scallop squash

Latest Patty pan squash 'Benning's Green Tint' Reviews

  • 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.

    4 stars

    HazelJ about growing Sqaush, Summer 'Bennings Green Tint'

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