Undisputed king of all butternut squash! Vigorous vining plant produces good yields of 5-6, uniform, 7-9"L x 4" diameter (around its plump bulb end) fruits weighing 3-6 lb. Fruits have small seed cavities and thick, straight, cylindrical necks. Rich, dry, orange fine-textured flesh has a scrumptiously nutty-sweet flavor with a high cooking quality. Exceptional keepers. Delicious roasted, sautèd, pureed or made into soup.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
VEGETABLE SEED AND PLANTING GUIDE
|Direct Seed (100 Ft.)||Distance Apart In Row After Thinning||Space Between Rows||Planting Depth|
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.
ESTIMATED DAYS TO MATURITY
- Borage deters worms, improves growth and flavor
- Marigold deters beetles
- Nasturtium deters squash bugs and beetles
- Oregano provides general pest protection