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Squash-Jumbo Pink Banana

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5 Seeds

. A rarely seen winter squash variety in the UK. This is an impressive and reliable producer of huge fruits even in poor UK summers. The vines have the potential to grow to 20ft in any direction. But are easily contained by turning them back to centre. Large, pink banana-shaped fruit. Are produced in abundance and average 15-20lb but can easily grow to 50-60lb (4ft long) during good summers with care. The fruits are fine flavoured, dry with sweet orange flesh and store well in a cool frost free location.

  • A sunny spot protected from strong winds is essential.
  • The soil must be well drained and rich in humus, the more the better.
  • Many winter Squash / Pumpkins like to sprawl out and need plenty of space.
  • Vining Squash / Pumpkins require a larger area to run,
  • whilst semi-vining and bush varieties of winter squash / courgette can be well contained.
  • For an early start (Mid / Late Apr)
  • place a single seed edgeways 1/2inch deep in seed compost in a 3inch pot.
  • The critical part is temperature, these need at least 65F continuous soil temperature
  • (preferably more to maximise germination rates) until germinated,
  • so a propagator, well heated greenhouse or airing cupboard is ideal
  • Keep the soil moist – water copiously around the plants, not over them.
  • Keep weed free to allow air circulation.
  • Once the fruits start to swell feed every 14 days with a tomato type fertilizer,
  • these are greedy plants.
  • Limit larger fruiting varieties to 2-3 fruits (for giant pumpkins 1).