This is the first Butternut squash to be bred in the UK to give excellent results in our climate whatever the weather.
Strong healthy plants will give a bumper crop of squashes which are full of flavour when roasted, boiled or mashed.
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How to Guide
Sow seeds individually on edge in small pots of moist seed compost 2cm (1in) deep. Place in warmth 15-18C (60-65F) and cover the pots with cling film until seedlings emerge. Grow on under cool, light conditions, but not in bright sun.
Water sowing positions, then sow two or three seeds close together in a group 2cm (1in) deep. Allow 90cm (36in) between groups. After germination, leave only the strongest seedling in each group.
Hardening Off/Planting Out
Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions for 2-3 weeks before planting out to their cropping positions when danger of frost has passed. Allow about 90cm (36in) between plants.
Water freely and frequently, especially during dry spells. Once fruits start to swell, feed plants regularly with a liquid fertiliser.