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Winter Squash - Banana Pink Jumbo - Cucurbita maxima
Tender Annual Heirloom. Vining plant, nearly cylindrical fruit tapered at blossom end and slightly curved. The fruit is 30-48" long by 1-12" in diameter, 70-75 lbs, thin brittle smooth skin turns pink-orange at maturity, yellow-orange flesh is thick firm dry sweet and not stringy, pick when less than 30", productive, keeps well, good for pies baking or canning.
Did You Know? This vining plant can produce giant squash up to 70 pounds.
Soil Temperature: 70-95°F
Planting Depth: 1"
Germination: 3-10 Days
Height At Maturity: Vine
Days to Maturity: 110 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 24-36"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 454 Seeds
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Planting & Care
Soil and Water: Provide squash plants with deep mounds of organic matter, rich soil, and heavy, even water. All squash are extremely frost sensitive, so use mulch to heat soils in early spring and row covers to protect from frost at both ends of the growing cycle, especially in short growing seasons.
Planting and Growing: Best to direct sow 2-4 weeks after the last frost and when the soil has warmed to at least 60°F. Can sow 3 seeds per mound and space mounds 6-8' apart. Thin to 1-2 plants per mound. If in a short season area, sow indoors in pulp pots, 2-4 weeks before the last frost.
Harvesting and Storage: Harvest before the first frost and when the rind is hard enough that you can't dent it with a fingernail. Cut the stems, leaving a 2" handle. Handle carefully, bruised fruit will spoil quickly.
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