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Squash 'Hunter' F1 Hybrid (Winter)

Cucurbita moschata | Butternut squash

Half-hardy Annual

What is Half-Hardy Annual?

British bred for the UK climate!

Early to set fruit and ripen

Heavy yields of tasty Butternut Squash

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This British bred variety is perfectly adapted to our cooler climate, producing very high yields of 5-6 squash per plant! Butternut Squash ‘Hunter’ forms a bushy, open plant that allows the sunlight to penetrate for improved ripening. Crops are quick to set and ripen, so you can harvest the pale-tan, pear-shaped fruits, in just 95 days from sowing.

The fruits of Squash ‘Hunter’ have a small seed cavity and weigh around 800g-1kg (1 3/4lb-2 3/4lb) per squash, with a lovely, sweet flavour. This versatile variety is delicious roasted, baked, mashed or made into soups. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 200cm (79").

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

Half-hardy Annual

kitchen garden

full sun

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Flowering Months


1 x 9cm potted plant (KB5217)
3 peat-free jumbo plug squash plants (KC7916)
6 peat-free jumbo plug squash plants (KC1458)

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 £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 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.

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