'Butternut' is a Winter squash variety in the Cucurbita genus with a scientific name of Cucurbita moschata. Butternut is a heirloom variety. Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Gr 2 Paint Orange. The mature flowers are of a Single hose-in-hose form. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours: Pale copper and Princeton orange. Leaves appear approximately as a Napier green colour. This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Butternut is known for growing to a height of approximately 30.0 cm (11.7 inches).
Mexico is believed to be where Butternut originates from.
Butternut Winter squash needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.
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How to grow Winter squash 'Butternut'
Growing Butternut from seed
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Butternut about 10 days before your last frost date.
Winter squash 'Butternut' information
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14 Oct 2011
Definitely a keeper… Although the plants started producing late (due to our bad, bad summer), we had a good harvest (22 fruits/4plants) of rather small squashes with an agreable tast.