Jumbo Pink Banana Squ...
West Coast favorite since 1893,
now gaining admirers nationwide for its moist, creamy texture, sweet, rich flavor, and large yield.
Great roasted or in soups; freezes very well after cooking. Stores well just check for dents, bruises, or sunken areas which might spoil, and use those squashes first.
If you really want your garden to produce a lot of winter food, this one is a great bet. Usual size is about 18 inches long. Drought-resistant, tough plants can climb up a trellis, fence or even bushes, and it makes an excellent "three sisters" variety
BOTANICAL NAME: Curcurbita maxima
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Start seed indoors in flats or pots, up to a month before last frost date. Transplant 24" apart after the last frost has passed. Add lots of compost or decomposed manure. Mulch helps even out soil moisture, but where squash bugs are a problem, mulch will give them hiding places. Diatom dust on the stems and surrounding soil helps against squash bugs. (if using drip watering or water in one spot only, leave the dust in place). Harvest before a heavy frost or when stems are dry. Leave 1" stem.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE CULTURAL INFORMATION: W, H/Matures 11-17/Harvest 4+/Yield 50-350/Spacing 12-18"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Easy to grow, tolerates hot weather, stores well