Join Our Gardening Club

Popular 8 others are looking at this right now

Butternut Squash 'Butterbush'

Cucurbita moschata | Butternut squash

Hardy Annual

What is Hardy Annual?

Compact variety

Harvest from August to October

Delicious in risotto or roasted

Want to get notified when back in stock?

Loading...
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery
If you don’t want a sprawling squash plant taking over your plot, then Butternut Squash ‘Butterbush’ is the solution. This bushy squash is a compact grower making it suitable for small spaces or even large containers. An F1 variety, it is vigorous and high yielding, producing 3-4 large squashes per plant. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread: 60cm (23”).

Height Up to 45cm (18in)
Spread Up to 60cm (23in)

Hardy Annual

kitchen gardengreenhouseconservatory

full sun

JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
Flowering Months Harvest Months


1 x 2 litre pottd butternut plant (KC3219)

Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for a few days before planting out after all risk of frost has passed, 60cm (36in) apart each way. Prefers rich, moist soil in full sun. Best grown through black plastic. Keep well watered throughout the season. Feed and mulch regularly. Harvest August onwards. Harvest and store before heavy frosts.
Water squash regularly – do not allow the soil to dry out as this will impair their development. Hoe between plants regularly to prevent weeds from establishing. Squash appreciate an application of a high potash fertiliser every two weeks during the growing season. Harvest squash in late summer and autumn, before the first frosts, when the skin has hardened and the fruits start to crack near to the stem. Harvest squash by cutting each fruit from the stem leaving several inches of the stem attached.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £5.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

You May Also Like

Runner Bean 'Firestorm'

102 Reviews
Quick Buy

Just£3.99

Kale 'Nero di Toscana'

30 Reviews
Quick Buy

Just£1.00

Sweet Pea 'Sweet Dreams'

73 Reviews
Quick Buy

Just£2.99

Sweet Pepper 'Thor' F1 Hybrid

29 Reviews
Quick Buy

Just£2.49

Great Scarlet Poppy

36 Reviews
Quick Buy

Just£1.00

Leek 'Below-Zero' F1 Hybrid

40 Reviews
Quick Buy

Just£1.00

Dwarf Bean 'Delinel'

53 Reviews
Quick Buy

Just£1.00

Hollyhock 'Chater's Double Icicle'

24 Reviews
Quick Buy

Just£1.00

Courgette 'All Green Bush'

58 Reviews
Quick Buy

Just£1.00

Verbascum x hybrida 'Snow Maiden'

39 Reviews
Quick Buy

Just£1.00

Geranium 'Jackpot Mixed' F1 Hybrid

450 Reviews
Quick Buy

7 Options From£4.99

Pak Choi 'Green' F1 Hybrid

26 Reviews
Quick Buy

Just£1.00

Sign up to the Van Meuwen Gardener's Club for Special Offers

JOIN NOW