Week 20 – May 18, 2021

Plant Information

Butterbaby Squash

  • Butterbaby Squash - Bloom
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Cucurbita moschata

Common Name: Butternut Squash

Hardiness Degree: 40°F (4.4°C)

Blooming Season: Summer, Autumn

Plant Habit: Spreading, Trailing

Characteristics: Culinary Use

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Once a month

Spacing: 26 - 36" (66 - 91cm)

Height: 8 - 12" (20 - 30cm)

Width: 84 - 120" (213 - 305cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Produces an abundance of sweet, personal-size fruit with classic light tan skin colour. Fruit has excellent storage quality and will last many months after harvest. Restricted vines will not take over your garden and resistance to powdery mildew will improve your ability to harvest high-quality fruit. 

Grower Information:

  • Produces many sweet, personal-sized butternuts.
  • High proportion of uniform fruit – around 1 lb./454 g each – means less grading for the fresh market farmer and satisfaction for the home gardener.
  • Best in-ground; can be grown on a trellis to save even more space.