Metro squash is an attractive butternut type. Being slightly smaller then most with an average weight of 1.5kg (3lbs). It can produce a yield of 4 to 5 fruits per plant. Metros powdery mildew resistance helps support the improved sugar taste, making this variety of squash an increasingly popular choice with most gardeners.
Squash is a delicious vegetable when roasted and can also be used to make tasty soups.
Product Part Number: 12326
When to sow
WHEN TO SOW
April to May underglass or Mid May to June outside
Where to Sow
Sow seed on edge 1.5cm (1/2"") deep to prevent rotting in pots or trays during April to May 2.5cm (1"") apart under glass at 20°C (68°F) using good quality seed sowing compost. Sow outdoors mid-May to June direct into growing site 1.5cm (1/2"") deep 2 to 3 seeds in each position 60cm (24"") apart.
What to do next
Greenhouse sowings should be gradually hardened off once they have developed the first pair of rough leaves and transplanted to growing site in late-May to early-June 60cm (24"") apart once all risk of frost has past. Outdoor sowings should be thinned to one plant per station. "
September to October
A good source of pro-vitamin A, vitamins B1, C and E.
If harvested when young you can peel with a knife or potato peeler, but if left till fully mature they do go as hard as a brick, and can only be cut into with a Saw or a chopper and hammer!! Mary Berry was mentioning that she had problems getting into if fully mature fruits.