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Organic Squash, Winter Butternut (1/4 lb) - SNV5135

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Winter Squash - Butternut - Cucurbita moschata

Annual This is the only northern-friendly butternut. The 10"-12" buff-colored fruit is uniform, and the semi-bush plants produce extensive runners which are quite productive. Its dry, fine-grained flesh has a good, sweet, squash flavor. A favorite for making "pumpkin" pie or a hearty winter soup.

Did You Know? Winter squash is an excellent source of beta-carotene and a good source of potassium, niacin, and iron.

Soil & Water: Provide squash plants with deep mounds of organic matter, rich soil, and heavy, even water. All squash are extremely frost sensitive, so use mulch to heat soils in early spring and row covers to protect from frost at both ends of the growing cycle, especially in short growing seasons.

Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost, or sow seed directly once soils are at least 70F.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when stems begin to shrivel or you can no longer pierce the skin with a thumbnail, but be sure to harvest before the first hard frost. Cut squash from the vine leaving 2"-3" of stem attached. Allow to cure in the sun for 10 days to finish hardening the skins. Store in cool, dry conditions.

Soil Temperature: 70-95F

Planting Depth: 3/4"-1"

Germination: 6-12 Days

Height At Maturity: 12"-18"

Days To Maturity: 75-110 Days

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Spacing After Thinning: +18"

Approx Seeds per 1/4 Pound: 1,249 Seeds

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds from packs are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s).

Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
Buy with confidence and plant the best!

  • Item Model Number: SNV5135
  • Shipping Dimensions: 4 x 8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 pounds

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October 29, 2013 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
Everybody wants to grow pumpkins. Those beneficent big guys of the vegetable world do take up a lot of garden space, so before you start making hills for the seeds, ponder what you want to do with the… read more »
September 24, 2010 - Linda
As the season winds down, I think about what a strange weather year we had in the Sierra Foothills. It was like a roller-coaster ride for the poor plants and we’re so happy we had the foresight to… read more »
June 9, 2010 - Suzanne at Peaceful Valley
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