Unusual for both its pear shape and its grayish-blue color, this banana squash is valued for its excellent taste and firm rind. It takes about 115 days to reach its full potential of 15 pounds, and keeps well over the winter months.
Originally a Native American squash, Sibley still grows in many Midwestern gardens. The seed for this squash was obtained from an elderly woman in Van Dinam, Iowa, who had cultivated it in her garden in Missouri for over five decades. Because of its excellence, Sibley squash was introduced in New York in 1887 by Hiram Sibley & Company of Rochester.