SQUASH Pink Banana


Cucurbita pepo

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Characteristics: Annual vine

Seed per packet: 6

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Produces good yields of up to 15kg (33 lbs), 70cm (27”) long, banana shaped, pinkish colour pumpkins on a vigorous vine. The sweet thick light orange flesh is fine grained, fibreless and dry that bakes up tender and meaty, excellent for pies and freezes well.

Tropical: All Year Round
Spring to Summer
Temperate: Spring to Summer.
Cool climate: Mid-Spring to Mid-Summer.

Sow: 2cm deep
Best sown direct in a sunny well drained position 3 seeds in a mound 70cm apart. Thin to the stongest two plants in each mound.
Plant space: 70cm
Row space: 70cm
Germination: 7-10 days
Maturity: 6-7 weeks

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