This is the tofu of squashes, as it absorbs the flavors of the food with which it is cooked. It has a very mild taste, certainly not sweet as the name might suggest. A white-and-green, pear shaped winter squash that can grow up to 12 pounds, the variety stores well and has a greenish-white flesh color. Some would recommend that its best use is for decoration only. This squash grows productively in cooler weather. First listed in 1847 by New York seedsman James Thorburn as Green Striped Bell and most likely renamed by Burpee in 1883. 95-100 days.