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Butternut Squash 'Metro' F1 hybridCucurbita moschataButternut squash

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Half-Hardy Annual
What is Half-Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Can be grown outdoors but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.

NEW

Popular variety with a sweet, nutty flavour

Good resistance to powdery mildew

Delicious roasted or added to soups and curries

1 x 8.5cm potted butternut squash plant £4.99 By The End Of March 2020
3 x 8.5cm potted butternut squash plantsSave £6.98 £14.97 £7.99 By The End Of March 2020
5 x 8.5cm potted butternut squash plantsSave £12.96 £24.95 £11.99 By The End Of March 2020
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery
Butternut Squash 'Metro' is a popular choice with gardeners for its vigour and good resistance to powdery mildew. This attractive winter squash produces pale skinned fruits with a sweet, nutty flavour. Perfect for roasting or making soups and curries. The fruits are slightly smaller than some varieties weighing in at around 1.3kg (3lbs) each, with up to 5 fruits per plant. Height: 35cm (14"). Spread: 200cm (79").

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.


Kitchen Garden

Half-hardy

full sun

35cm (14in)

200cm (79in)

1 X 8.5cm Potted Butternut Squash Plant (KA9596)
3 X 8.5cm Potted Butternut Squash Plants (KB0377)
5 X 8.5cm Potted Butternut Squash Plants (KB0378)

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Flowering Months Harvest Months
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.
Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for a few days before planting out after all risk of frost has passed, 90cm (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.

Delivery

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