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Butternut Squash 'Metro' F1 hybrid

Cucurbita moschata | Butternut squash

Half-hardy Annual

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Popular variety with a sweet, nutty flavour

Good resistance to powdery mildew

Delicious roasted or added to soups and curries

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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.

Height Up to 35cm (14in)
Spread Up to 200cm (79in)

Half-hardy Annual

kitchen garden

full sun

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Flowering Months Harvest Months


5 x 9cm potted butternut squash plants (KB0378)
3 x 9cm potted butternut squash plants (KB0377)
1 x 9cm potted butternut squash plant (KA9596)

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.
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 £4.99.

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.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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