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Pumpkin Guide

6202 Walkers Line,
Burlington, ON

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

Genus: Cucurbita maxima
Origin: Central America?
Lengtht: 15 - 18"
Width: 5 - 7"
Weight: 5 - 7 lbs
Colour: Light grey-blue
Rind Texture: Smooth, no ribbing
Flesh: deep orange

This Blue Banana pumpkin was rediscovered by Seed Savers who obtained the seeds from an elderly woman in Van Dinam, Iowa who had grown it for more than 50 years in Missouri. Originally introduced by Hiram Sibley & Co. of Rochester, New York in 1887. Hard-rinded, inversely pear shaped, excellent keeper.

Culinary: Described as "magnificent", "superb", "champion of the blue bananas". We agree! Our favourite pumpkin/squash of 2011.