(Cucurbita maxima) (aka Pike’s Peak) Obtained from an elderly woman
in Van Dinam, IA who had grown it for more than
50 years in Missouri. Introduced by Hiram Sibley &
Co. of Rochester, New York in 1887. Superb Banana
squash with thick sweet flesh. James J. H. Gregory
found it simply “magnificent.” Hard-rinded,
inversely pear shaped, excellent keeper. 110 days.
SEEDS TO HILL
To 3-4 Plants
Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after
danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced
6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors
3 weeks before transplanting out.