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3 Organic 'Waltham Butternut' Butternut Squash Plants

Grows huge, tanned coloured fruit with a. sublime flavour

The Highlights

    • Produces thick, heavy, 20cm long fruit
    • Lovely orange coloured flesh with a sweet, buttery, nutty flavour
    • Excellent for curries, baking or roasting
    • Attractive tan-coloured fruit adds interest to the garden

3 Organic 'Waltham Butternut' Butternut Squash Plants

Grows huge, tanned coloured fruit with a. sublime flavour
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The Highlights

    • Produces thick, heavy, 20cm long fruit
    • Lovely orange coloured flesh with a sweet, buttery, nutty flavour
    • Excellent for curries, baking or roasting
    • Attractive tan-coloured fruit adds interest to the garden

Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

3 Plug Plants
Plug plants are small seedlings that allows you to skip the germination process involved in having to sow from seed.

Height on arrival:

10-20cm

Eventual height:

60cm

Eventual spread:

120cm

Tasting notes:

Buttery, nutty, sweet flavour

Time to first crop:

12-15 weeks
Harvest the squash when they are no more than 20cm large as they taste better smaller rather than larger. The more you harvest the more the plant will try to grow.

Hardiness:

Not Hardy
Not Hardy

Uses:

Curried, Roasted, Mashed

Rootstock:

Spacing:

1.5m
If planting in rows then plant 1.5m apart as the plant will trail extensively along the floor and need ample space to grow.

Care Guide

Good Pest and Disease Resistance

Some common Butternut Squash Problems include Powdery Mildew, Cucumber Mosaic Virus, Aphids and Slugs and Snails. Powdery mildew thrives in hot humid conditions. To prevent it from affecting your plant try to keep the ground free of weeds, water at the base of the plant in the morning so the day has enough time to evaporate away the surface water and try to prevent splashing from the ground to the leaves. To protect against aphids you should check the plant's leaves regularly. If you notice an infestation you can pick the bugs away with your fingers and then wash the infested areas down with soapy water. For Slugs and Snails, it is important to keep the area around the plant debris free and as dry as possible, especially at night as slugs and snails love damp conditions. You can use barriers such as egg shells or copper wire to surround the plant to prevent slugs and snails reaching the leaves

Water Regularly

Full Sun in a Sheltered Position

Full Sun in a Sheltered Postion

Butternut Squash plants need 6-8 hours of direct sunlight every day. Best grown in a sheltered position to protect against cold, chilling winds.

Fertile, Well-draining

A good-mix to use is three parts quality compost to one part topsoil.

Feed Regularly

Butternut Squash plants are hungry and need regular feeding. Before planting you should sprinkle your soil with chicken manure pellets to give it a boost of nutrients. When the plant flowers you will want to feed the plant every week with a high-potash feed such as organic liquid tomato fertiliser https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0513/3428/3424/files/pruning_3x_4d3eaf73-f629-45e0-87a5-6f14f5f005fc.png

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

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