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Silver Bell

Cucurbita maxima
HOW TO GROW WINTER SQUASH MAXIMA

Start indoors 3–4 weeks before last frost, plant out 2 weeks after last frost. Start 3 seeds in flats or 4” pots, thin to 1-2 plants. Direct seed after last frost or soil 70˚F. Seeds will rot in cool wet soil. 5-6 seeds to a 12” diameter hill or disturbed area. Can transplant end of last frost with row cover. Cucurbita maxima is typically cultivated in cooler areas than C. moschata or C. angyrosperma. Cure in warm dry place such as a garage for one week after harvest. Pinch new blossoms midsummer to encourage larger set fruit size. Soil pH 5.1-7.0. Hardiness zones 4-11. Annual.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 176-300 seeds per ounce. Average 15M seeds per acre. Federal germination standard: 75%. Usual seed life: 6 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 1/2 mile.

Planting Depth 1/2-1”
Soil Temp. Germ. 70-85˚F
Days to Germ. 3-10
Plant Spacing 18-24”
Row Spacing 6’
Days To Maturity 100–110
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained

Silver Bell Seed Count
1 Ounce ≈ 178 seeds
.25 Pound ≈ 713 seeds
1 Pound ≈ 2,853 seeds
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  • 30 Seeds$3.75
  • 1 Ounce$15.75
  • 1/4 Pound$35.44
  • 1 Pound$131.25
Bell-shapped squash average 3–6 lbs. Nice size for baking whole, cutting in half open face. The vines are 5-6’ long, good for smaller gardens. Fruit is very dry and stores well. High sugar content. A selection from Blue Banana bred and released by Ferry-Morse Seed Co. in 1956. Tags: Type: Maxima, Color: Blue, Size:...
Bell-shapped squash average 3–6 lbs. Nice size for baking whole, cutting in half open face. The vines are 5-6’ long, good for smaller gardens. Fruit is very dry and stores well. High sugar content. A selection from Blue Banana bred and released by Ferry-Morse Seed Co. in 1956. Tags: Type: Maxima, Color: Blue, Size: Medium, Specialty: Storage, Heritage: Heirloom, New Listing, Season: Late Summer Fall.
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  • Silver Bell winter squash maxima image####

Silver Bell

Cucurbita maxima
Bell-shapped squash average 3–6 lbs. Nice size for baking whole, cutting in half open face. The vines are 5-6’ long, good for smaller gardens. Fruit is very dry and stores well. High sugar content. A selection from Blue Banana bred and released by Ferry-Morse S...
Bell-shapped squash average 3–6 lbs. Nice size for baking whole, cutting in half open face. The vines are 5-6’ long, good for smaller gardens. Fruit is very dry and stores well. High sugar content. A selection from Blue Banana bred and released by Ferry-Morse Seed Co. in 1956. Tags: Type: Maxima, Color: Blue, Size: Medium, Specialty: Storage, Heritage: Heirloom, New Listing, Season: Late Summer Fall.
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HOW TO GROW WINTER SQUASH MAXIMA

Start indoors 3–4 weeks before last frost, plant out 2 weeks after last frost. Start 3 seeds in flats or 4” pots, thin to 1-2 plants. Direct seed after last frost or soil 70˚F. Seeds will rot in cool wet soil. 5-6 seeds to a 12” diameter hill or disturbed area. Can transplant end of last frost with row cover. Cucurbita maxima is typically cultivated in cooler areas than C. moschata or C. angyrosperma. Cure in warm dry place such as a garage for one week after harvest. Pinch new blossoms midsummer to encourage larger set fruit size. Soil pH 5.1-7.0. Hardiness zones 4-11. Annual.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 176-300 seeds per ounce. Average 15M seeds per acre. Federal germination standard: 75%. Usual seed life: 6 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 1/2 mile.

Planting Depth 1/2-1”
Soil Temp. Germ. 70-85˚F
Days to Germ. 3-10
Plant Spacing 18-24”
Row Spacing 6’
Days To Maturity 100–110
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained

Silver Bell Seed Count
1 Ounce ≈ 178 seeds
.25 Pound ≈ 713 seeds
1 Pound ≈ 2,853 seeds
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