Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Pink Banana Squash and other seeds. A nostalgia vegetable.

Pink Banana Squash image from wikipedia

Searching the web, I found seeds for pink banana squash.  Cucuberbita maxima

My dad's aunt Emma grew these and saved the seeds, which meant I grew them when I was a kid. I remember my mom being overwhelmed with what to do with the yield, cut it up and froze to make pumpkin pies.

I found a few sources, and added one to my seed "burden" for Spring

From www.rareseeds.com
Order Number: 100353504
Item Name

Jumbo Pink Banana
  • Item No: SQ138
For nostalgia.   If we can't eat it all, the chickens will like it.

Anise Hyssop
  • Item No: HB122
For the bees.

Shungiku Edible Chrysanthemum
  • Item No: HB129
Something different.

Red Round Turnip
  • Item No: TN112
Ning likes turnips.

He Shi Ko Bunching Onion
  • Item No: ON111
I like scallions.  These will be a change.

Chioggia (Bassano) Beet
  • Item No: BT104
Ning likes beets
Tall Mixed - Marvel of Peru
  • Item No: FL444
I'll compare to the other seeds.

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