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Pink Banana Jumbo Pumpkin

Cucurbita maxima 'Pink Banana Jumbo'

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Pink Banana Jumbo Pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima 'Pink Banana Jumbo') at Roger's Gardens

Pink Banana Jumbo Pumpkin fruit

Pink Banana Jumbo Pumpkin fruit

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Height:  20 inches

Spacing:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Description:

A unique heirloom variety with a sprawling vining habit, great for large gardens; produces hard and smooth salmon colored pumpkins that can grow up to 70 lbs.; sweet, fine grained golden orange flesh interior, wonderful for baking into pies and muffins

Edible Qualities

Pink Banana Jumbo Pumpkin is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces large salmon long fruit with orange flesh which are usually ready for picking from late summer to mid fall. The fruits have a sweet taste.

The fruit are most often used in the following ways:

  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Preserves

Planting & Growing

Pink Banana Jumbo Pumpkin will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 3 feet apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, and it is considered by many to be an heirloom variety.; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
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