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Squash, Winter - Butternut
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This heirloom is a sweet, orange-fleshed squash with a small seed cavity. It is an excellent keeper, and flavor gets richer with storage. Enjoy all winter. Fruit weigh about 4 lb and are a nice size for a meal or soups.
Bonus: edible squash blossoms!
Direct sow outside after last frost, when soil temp is at least 60°F Plant in rows 1" deep, 3" apart, thin to 4' apart; or plant in hills 6 seeds per hill, thinning to 3 plants per hill. Can be started indoors, provided roots are not disturbed during transplanting.
soaking seeds overnight can speed up germination
warm weather medium-rooted plants that like rich soil, sun and plenty of moisture
make your hills out of rotted compost or manure for very happy plants
blossoms are edible, and make a tasty treat raw or cooked
cross-pollinates readily with other squash cultivars of Cucurbita moschata; if saving seed, recommend growing only one variety at a time
Seed Count: 30
Plant Cycle: Annual
Days to Germinate: 7
Days to Harvest: 95
Seed Source: Certified Organic
Planting Seasons: Spring
Cold Hardy: Yes
Seed Saving Level: Intermediate
Seed Storage : About 5-7+ years, when properly stored (cool, dry, dark)
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