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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 9 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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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Height

30cm

Spread

150cm

Row Spacing

90cm

Companions

borage carrot
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How to grow butternut squash

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butternut squash is a variety of Cucurbita moschata

Scientific names

Cucurbita moschata

Alternate names

butternut pumpkin

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