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Squash 'Butternut'

Cucurbita moschata
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$2.75

Typically available from early spring through mid-summer. Check with your local store for current availability.

Tan, bottle-necked squash has an orange interior and a sweet, nutty flavor. North American native first appearing in 1944, is excellent for cooking, baking, soups or canning. 

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Characteristics

  • Size: 10"-12" tall, 4'-5' width
  • Days to Maturity: 85 Days
  • Productivity: 3-6 lb Smooth Squash
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Growth Habit: Trailing

Green Thumb Guide

Plant in enriched, garden soil early spring. Protect shallow roots with a layer of mulch around plant base. Squash are ready when they have glossy, shiny skin. Harvest often to keep plant producing all summer. Pick squash by cutting from vine with shears leaving 1"-2" of stem. Take care not to bruise squash and store in a cool, dry place. 

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