Growing Pink Banana Squash Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Cucurbita maxima
- Other Names: Mexican Banana, Plymouth Rock
- Days to Maturity: 115 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Planting Depth: ½-1”
- Plant Spacing: 36-48”
- Row Spacing: 3-6’
- Growth Habit: Vines
- Soil Preference: Moist, well-draining
- Temp Preference: 70-85℉
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Squash bugs, squash vine borers
- Color: Pink-orange
- Flavor: Sweet
Pink Banana Squash Growth Habits:
Plant squash seeds about an inch under the soil. It will take about 115 days to grow fully. The fruit will be about 4 feet long and 1 foot wide. Pink Banana Squash will be a peachy shade of orange. Make sure the squash is the right color, dull, and dry. Harvest before heavy frots. Leave a little of the stem to prevent rot.
Various Uses for Pink Banana Squash:
Winter squash, Mexican Banana, is an awesome choice in the kitchen. It stores well so that it can be eaten all winter long. Dice up the flesh and toss it in olive oil, and add salt and pepper—roast at a high temperature. Pink Banana Squash will get sweeter as it cooks. Plymouth Rock squash can also be canned, and it is not as grainy as other squash varieties.
Pink Banana Squash Benefits:
Pink Banana Squash provides a lot of nutrition for how long it can be stored. Winter squash is high in vitamin A which comes from beta-cerotene. Vitamin A and vitamin C in winter squash are essential for the immune system. A good source of fiber, Pink Banana squash is great for maintaining healthy blood sugar. Polysaccharides in squash also regulate sugar.
Pink Banana Squash was first found in in ancient Peru.
Seeds Per Package:
- 3 g - Approximately 16 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 150 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 600 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 2,400 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 12,000 Seeds