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Winter Squash Bon Bon F1
Increasing in popularity every year, Bon Bon is an All American Selection Winner, judged superior to other Buttercup types for taste, yield and looks. Bon Bon is a Buttercup type producing a flattened globe vegetable with dark green stripes and yellow flesh of outstanding flavour. This is a trailing type that can grow up to 5 metres, so be sure to give it plenty of space to grow. Bon Bons can grow up to 16cm wide and reach weights of 1.8-1.9kg! It is simply beautiful cut into slices and steamed gently until tender. It is also delicious when roasted and can also be used to make tasty soups.
Product Part Number: 12311
When to sow
When to Sow Bon Bon Squash Seeds
April to Mayn under glass or Mid-May to June outdoors.
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 90-100cm (36-40") 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 90-100cm (36-40") apart once all risk of frost has past. Outdoor sowings should be thinned to one plant per station.
September to October
Fruits store well for use through the winter months. Store in a warm and dry place for up to 5 months.
A good source of Vitamins B1 and E and high in antioxidants.