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Winter Squash Butternut Hunter F1 (RHS Award of Garden Merit)
British bred hybrid variety developed for superior garden performance in the UK.
These produce early and prolific plants with good size fruits with sweet tasting bright orange inner flesh and a pale orange / tan colour skin. Each plant produces 6-7 fruit. Mature and ready to harvest 15 weeks from sowing.
Product Part Number: 12352
When to sow
When to Sow Butternut Hunter Squash Seeds
April to June.
Where to Sow
Sow seed on edge 1.5cm (1/2in) deep to prevent rotting in pots during April to May under glass at 20 degrees C using good quality seed sowing compost. Sow outdoors mid-May to June direct into growing site 1.5cm (1/2in) deep 2 to 3 seeds in each position 60cm (24in) apart.
What to do next
Gradually harden off greenhouse sowings once they have their first pair of rough leaves and transplant to growing site in late May to early June 60cm (24in) apart once all risk of frost has passed. Thin outdoor sowings to one plant per station.
Young fruits can be peeled with a knife or potato peeler. Fully mature fruits become very hard and can only be cut into with a saw or a chopper and hammer.
A good source of vitamins B1 and E, and anti oxidants.