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PlantFiles: Winter Squash
Cucurbita maxima 'Pink Banana'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: maxima (MAKS-ih-muh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pink Banana
Additional cultivar information: (aka Jumbo Pink Banana, Banana Pink Jumbo)

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13 members have or want this plant for trade.

Butternut (winter)
Cushaw (winter)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Days to Maturity:
101 to 110 days

Mature Skin Color:

35 to 100 pounds (16 to 45 kg)


Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated
Advanced Cultivar

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive jsh2y On May 10, 2011, jsh2y from Salt Lake City, UT wrote:

I grew over 80 feet of vines complete with two enormous 3-4 foot squash and another ten 18-inch squash. It loves the dry summer heat here in Utah and worked really well with soaker hoses.

Positive tombaak On Aug 12, 2006, tombaak from High Desert, NV (Zone 5a) wrote:

One of my very favorite winter squash... Tolerates alkalinity and extreme heat, tastes wonderful! Fruits are 2-3 feet long and up to 50 lbs.

Positive Galina On Sep 18, 2004, Galina from Northamptonshire
United Kingdom wrote:

see Winter Squash Banana.
Grows well in cooler conditions.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Los Angeles, California
Ottawa, Kansas
Elkton, Michigan
Lucedale, Mississippi
Dayton, Nevada
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
Bryan, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah

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