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Squash (Winter) - Banana, Pink JUMBO


$299 USD
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The Pink Banana Winter Squash (Cucurbita maxima) is a jumbo cylindrical winter squash that can grow to more than 4' long, 1' in diameter, and 50 lbs!!! Flavor and texture is best when it’s about 30" and 30 lbs, or harvest as a summer squash when 6"-8" long, and a fingernail can pierce the skin. Prolific producer with a vining growth habit. Pinkish orange skin and yellow-orange flesh that is sweet, firm, dry, and not stringy. With a flavor similar to Acorn Squash, it can be used as a substitute. Great for baking, canning, roasting.

  • Sweet and firm
  • High yields
  • JUMBO 30 lbs-50 lbs
  • Harvest early for summer squash

Good companion plants: Bean, Dill, Epazote, Marigold, Pea, Pepper, Sage, Thyme

Though considered a vegetable in cooking, botanically speaking, squash is a fruit (being the receptacle for the plant's seeds). Squash can be served fresh (in salads) and cooked (squash stuffed with meat, fried squash, baked squash).

SEED PLANTING TIPS

  • Botanical name: Cucurbita maxima
  • Hardiness zones: 3-11
  • Planting season: Spring, summer
  • Squash size: Ginormous
  • Growth habit: Vine (12'-15' long), trellis support or generous bed/ground space
  • Depth to plant seeds: 1" deep
  • Spacing between plants: 10'-12' apart
  • Spacing between rows: 10'-15' apart
  • Days to germinate (sprout): 5-10 days
  • Germination soil temps: 70F-85F
  • Soil needs: Loamy, rich, moist, well-drained
  • Soil pH: 6.0-6.8
  • Sun needs: Full sun
  • Frost tolerant: No
  • Days to maturity: Appx. 100 days

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