Squash: Winter: Pink Banana

Squash: Winter: Pink Banana - Seeds & Bulbs

Winter Squash
Pink Banana

Cucurbita maxima

This heirloom variety was first introduced in 1893. The smooth, velvety skin makes it attractive as well as tasty! Pink Banana squash weigh in at about 10 pounds, and are 18" to 24" long and 5" to 7" in diameter. The fiberless yellow-orange flesh is great for pies, baking, or canning. Taste what the American pioneers tasted! Also known as Mexican Banana and Plymouth Rock. Vines are 12' to 15' long.

Plant Type: Annual
Days to Maturity: 100

When to Sow Outside: After last frost date and when soil temperatures have risen above 60 degrees.
When to Sow Inside: Not normally recommended, but in very short season climates you can start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost. Sow in individual pots for easy transplanting.
Seed Depth: 1"
Seed Spacing: 6 seeds per hill
Hill Spacing: 6' to 8'
Days to Emerge: 5 - 10
Thinning: When plants have several leaves, thin to 3 per hill.

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