Squash Winter Pink Banana HEIRLOOM Seeds

Squash Winter Pink Banana HEIRLOOM Seeds

Cucurbita maxima

Item #0157

100 days. Very smooth, velvety skin makes Pink Banana an attractive conversation piece as well as a delicious dish! American pioneers ate many a hearty meal with this 18" - 24" long squash. Not only a vegetable side dish, but luscious in pies and baked goods, and an excellent canning candidate. Long vines up to 15'.

This packet sows 2-3 mounds.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1”

Seed Spacing:
3 seeds
per mound

Mound Spacing:
6’-8'

Thinning:
When 2” tall
thin to 1-2
per mound


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost and when soil temperatures have risen above 60°F.

When to start inside: Not recommended except in very short season climates, 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Sow in individual pulp pots that can be planted directly in the ground.

Harvesting: Harvest just before the first fall frost, (do not leave in the garden when temperatures drop below 33°F) when the squash’s rind is hard enough that you can’t dent it with your fingernail. Cut, (don’t break the stems off) leaving 2" of stem attached. If stem attachment is broken, the squash will rot in a few weeks. Though fruits are hard and may seem indestructible, treat them gently; a bruised squash spoils quickly.

Artist: Donna Loomis



Send your photo to us

Learn & Grow

View all Articles

Squash- Harvesting and Storing Winter Squash

There are few things that satisfy the fall and winter dinner table like pumpkins and winter squash. It’s even more rewarding to grow them yourself. …

More…