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Week 8 – February 22, 2024

Plant Information

Butterbaby Squash

  • Butterbaby Squash - Bloom
Growing Information:
Culture Guidelines
Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Cucurbita moschata

Common Name: Winter 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-sized squash with light tan skin color. Fruit has excellent storage quality and will last many months after harvest. Restricted vines will not take over your garden.
 

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.
  • Also available as organic seed.