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6202 Walkers Line,
Genus: Cucurbita maxima
Origin: Rochester, NY
Length: 15 - 18"
Width: 5 - 7"
Weight: 5 - 7 lbs
Colour: Light grey-blue
Shape: inversely pear shaped (big at the stem end)
Rind Texture: Smooth, no ribbing, hard (great for storage)
Flesh: deep orange
Taste: Excellent, one of the beat. Very dry, almost like a cross between a squash and a baked potato.
We think this
could be the ugliest squash we grow, but we do
grow it every year, so you know it's got to be
Is it a blue
banana pumpkin? Others describe it as a Hubbard
type, maybe they're both correct, information is
vague, heck it's even known by another name,
"Pike's Peak". But whatever it's name, or squash
type, it is absolutely one of the best tasting we
grow, if fact we have a number of customers who
buy it by the bushel, and it's the only squash
seen it anywhere else, but that's really what our
farm is all about: we grow great tasting food, and
we don't care what it looks like, or how well you
can ship it.
Sibley was introduced by the seed company Hiram Sibley & Co. of Rochester, NY, in 1887. Some time after that, it almost disappeared forever. Fortunately, a woman in Van Dinam, Iowa loved this squash, and for a half century grew it in her garden, saving the seed year after year. Her seeds were "rediscovered" by Seed Savers Exchange and put in their catalogue.
Described as "magnificent", "superb", "champion of
the blue bananas". We agree!