Cucurbita moschata. Butternut squash is one of the sweetest squashes. Deep orange flesh with a small seed cavity at the bottom, it is an easy squash to use because most of the squash is solid flesh. It is also a good keeper, most lasting the entire winter in my basement with no additional care.
Minimum of 25 seeds per packet.
Planting Depth: 1 inch
Plant Spacing: 4 feet
Direct seed after last danger of frost and soil temperatures are above 60°F or start indoors 3 weeks before transplanting. The roots are delicate, so if you start indoors take care not to disturb the roots when transplanting.
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Plant a few hills on the edge of your garden and let them run out into the yard. Rabbits and woodchucks ignore them. The squash bugs to hit the leaves, but vigorous vines can overpower them. I harvested over 2 dozen of these squash from 6 hills and have been enjoying them all winter.
We were first year gardeners last year and these did EXCELLENT! The plants yielded a TON of squash! We had no problems with squash bugs or mold. Very happy and will be ordering again!
grow this one every year. high yields, good flavor, resistant to bugs and no problems with powdery mildew (water in the morning).