PUMPKIN VARIETY “PINK BANANA”
Of all I have been growing pumpkins for many years, and I think the best is Pink Banana.. No matter how late you plant it, at least a couple of pieces will ripen. It is tasty and keeps for a long time. Last year, one even lasted until the new harvest.
I bought Pink Banana pumpkin seeds for the first time just to try. The variety turned out to be very prolific! Seeds can be sown directly into the ground. The bushes are powerful, long-climbing. If I pinch the vines and normalize the ovary, I get 2-4 fruits on each plant weighing up to 15 kg or more.
When grown without restrictions - 5-7 fruits weighing 5-8 kg. The fewer fruits, the greater their weight.
More often Pink banana fruits resemble a long, thick zucchini with a sharp spout. But some pumpkins can have a smooth curve and resemble the shape of the fruit that gave them their name.
The skin of the fruit is thin but hard and can be cut with a knife without much effort. In young pumpkins it is light, pinkish-yellow, soft, in ripe ones it is pink with an orange tint. As pumpkins age, a blue spot appears in the place where the flower was. As soon as the fruits begin to turn pink, they can be baked. Ripe ones make excellent puree soups, porridges, stews and pies.
The pulp of the Pink banana is low-fiber, dense, yellow-orange, sweet, juicy, but not watery, 5-6 mm thick. It may not be as sweet as butternut squash, but without the cloying pumpkin smell of forage varieties. It can be eaten raw, like carrots.
Cut fruits store well in the refrigerator, especially if you do not remove the seeds and cut them crosswise.
Pumpkin seeds are usually produced in small quantities, but they are of excellent quality: pot-bellied, glossy, with a nutty taste.
Reference by topic: Hokkaido pumpkin variety (photo) cultivation and my reviews
PINK BANANA PUMPKIN – VIDEO REVIEWS
© Author: Tatyana Maletskaya, Moscow region. Photo by the author
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