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Winter Squash Metro F1

Description

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

Pack Size: 15 Seeds

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Price (Inc. VAT): £2.30

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When to sow
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

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. "

MATURITY

September to October

NUTRITIONAL VALUE

A good source of pro-vitamin A, vitamins B1, C and E.

HANDY TIP

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.

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