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Squash 'Barbara Butternut' F1 Hybrid (Winter)

Cucurbita moschata, Butternut squash

Half-hardy Annual

Trailing. Unique introduction in the butternuts. Squash Barbara Butternut has a rich orange, delicious tasting flesh with an unusual striped green skin.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
kitchen garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Sowing Months:
April, May
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (5 squash seeds)

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    • Despatch: by Monday
    • £3.99
Sow seeds 2cm (1in) deep in 7.5cm (3in) pots of good seed compost at 21-25C (70-77F). Place in a propagator or seal container in a polythene bag until after germination which takes 5-7 days. Seeds can also be sown direct outdoors once the soil has warmed. Do not sow in cold soils. Sow 2 seeds every 90cm (36in) and thin out to the best seedling. Ideally grow under cloches until the plant is established.

Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for a few days before planting out after all risk of frost has passed, 90cm (36in) apart each way.

Keep well watered throughout the season. Feed and mulch regularly.

Harvest August until first frosts. Fruits store throughout the winter if kept in a warm place.

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