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6202 Walkers Line,
Burlington, ON

Guatemala Blue
Guatemala Blue
Photo: Guatemala Blue, David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm, Burlington, ON, Sept 10, 2011
Another new pumpkin at Hutchinson Farm! Available in autumn, 2012

Genus: Cucurbita maxima
Origin: Central America
Length: 15 - 18"
Width: 3 - 5"
Weight: 5 - 7 lbs
Colour: Light green-blue, occasional dark stripes
Rind Texture: Smooth, no ribbing
Flesh: golden yellow

Out of fashion, and out of commercial seed catalogs for over a century, Banana pumpkins are re-appearing thanks to seeds savers and the heirloom seed movement. Guatemala Blue is but one of many Banana pumpkins experiencing a revival, providing a new shape for fall displays. Not all have dark stripes.

Culinary: This large squash will serve a lot of people, but you can always slice off what you need, and store the rest in the refrigerator. All banana squash are delicious, we think Sibley tastes the best.