Butternut Squash Cucurbita moschata

How to sow butternut squash: Direct seed. If planting indoors, harden off before transplanting seedlings outside.

Sun requirement for butternut squash: Plant in Full Sun

Butternut Squash has been planted 10 times by Growstuff members.

Butternut squash is a winter squash cultivar that produces long squash with smooth, tan-yellow skin and a rounded compartment of seeds at the bottom. Flesh is deep orange and firm with a sweet, nutty taste. Butternut squash becomes deeper orange and sweeter and richer as it ripens. Like other squash, it grows on sprawling vines. If starting seeds indoors, use peat pots and directly transplant them into the soil to reduce root disturbance. Harvest squash before any hard frosts and cure. Winter squash can be stored for up to 3 months in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place.

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What people are saying about butternut squash

Getting ready for spring!

by maco,

I've got seeds either on-hand or ordered for just about everything I'm starting from seed this year. I've been working out what I want to plant, and this is the plan I've come up with for the 72 square feet of my backyard raised beds: ![garden plan](

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Optimism is... planting butternuts at Christmas

by Skud,

Like I said in my last post, everything has been late and disorganised this spring. However, I'm trying to get some stuff planted *juuuusssssttttt* under the wire for December, and hopefully they'll have time to grow before things cool down in the new year. Last year I was pretty amazed how lon...

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How to grow butternut squash

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butternut squash is a variety of pumpkin

Scientific names

Cucurbita moschata

Alternate names

butternut pumpkin

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