Organic Benning’s Green Tint Pattypan-Squash Seeds
Grown and harvested in Ontario, organic Benning’s Green Tint Pattypan-Squash seeds take 52 days to reach maturity. Tiny, saucer shaped pale green summer squash with scalloped edges are a treat fresh from the garden. Pick when small for the best taste and tender texture. Can be roasted, sautéed, steamed, fried or baked. Productive plants yield up to 15 fruits each and keep on producing even when other squash plants have succumbed to disease. This little beauty has been a favorite since 1914 when it was released. High in vitamins C, A and folic acid.
Plant squash indoors 2-3 weeks before your last frost date or direct seed outdoors once the soil has warmed to 21 degrees Celsius. Sow seeds 2.5 cm deep Sow 2-3 seeds 30 cm apart and thin to the strongest seedling. Provide plants with lots of high quality compost or organic fertilizer for strong healthy growth. If cucumber beetles are a problem, cover the young plants with floating row cover until they start to flower, then remove cloth so pollination can occur.
About Organic Seeds
What are organic seeds? An organic seed is an unaltered seed that comes from a purely raised plant with no genetic modification and that has not been affected by chemical applications or additives. Because organic growers are not permitted to use synthetic pesticides on their plants, the plants naturally become adapted to withstand pests and other natural enemies such as harsh weather. They have to, in order to defend themselves. When organic seed is used, the plants have that intrinsic strength. In other words, the flavour, colour, nutrition, and natural defenses are bred into the seed.