Pink Banana Spuash

Sid23August 15, 2011

Any one growing or have grown pink banana squash? Planted some this year and they are huge already! Do you use them as regular squash? I microwave most of my squash or feed to deer in winter. Glad I only planted 3 seeds, had 12 seeds gave 3 each to 3 friends.

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farmerdill

Use like any winter squash. Thier size renders them most useful for pies or other dishes where the squash can be cut up and used. Too big for individual baking. The flesh is good quality.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2011 at 8:26AM
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Sid23

Went out with the tape measure today to measure some pumpkins and threw the tape on that PB squash. 22 inches all ready.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2011 at 11:56PM
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Sid23

Here is a pic of that crazy Pink Banana Squash in the garden. So far I only see 2 but I think that will be enough!
2 feet long, 7 inches across.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2011 at 3:20PM
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beachplant(9b)

totally cool! I want to plant some of these in the spring. Where did you get the seeds?
Hope they like heat.
Tally HO!

    Bookmark   September 22, 2011 at 10:34AM
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Sid23

I happened to be helping a friend with plumbing and went into a hardware store and found a packet there. I had looked for them for a few years before but no luck. From what I have read they are supposed to be great for pies, sweeter than pie pumpkins. I ended up with three, which will be plenty! If you don't find seeds I imagine you should find some on line.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2011 at 3:52PM
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farmerdill

The Pink Banana and its variations are fairly widely available. Baker Creek is a good source. There are also orange and blue versions as well as the North Georgia and Georgia Candy Roasters which are size varients.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2011 at 10:57AM
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