Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Butternut Squash

Sown today in a self watering pop bottle propagator. Squash Queen Beryl over at Mudandgluts will be proud of me.  

Butternut Squash 'Butterfly'

Butterfly' is a classically shaped butternut squash, tan skin, thick neck, and fabulous tasting deep orange flesh. It's considered head and shoulders above the rest due to its great disease resistance and space saving, semi-bush habit. It yields plenty of 3.5 pound busty fruits that make a delicious substitute for pumpkin or even potatoes in many of your favorite recipes, and has very long storage potential in a cool, dry pantry. Maturity: 90 days

Squash 'Waltham Butternut' (Winter)
Duchy Originals Organic Seeds

Half-hardy Annual

This variety of Squash Waltham Butternut from Duchy Originals produces attractive tan coloured fruits with sweet, creamy yellow flesh.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible.
Ideal For kitchen garden
Flowering Period:June, July, August
Sowing Months:April, May, June

Position: full sun