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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Type:

Butternut (winter)

Cushaw (winter)

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Days to Maturity:

101 to 110 days

Mature Skin Color:

Pink/Red

Size:

35 to 100 pounds (16 to 45 kg)

Habit:

Vining

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Advanced Cultivar

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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

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

see Winter Squash Banana.
Grows well in cooler conditions.