Growing Calendar for Squash Seeds - Hunter F1 Hybrid
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Butternut Squash Hunter is a UK-bred crop with unbeatable flavour. It has been expertly developed over the last decade to give reliable results in our unreliable climate.
Easy to grow and UK-hardy Hunter gives you strong plants which are more compact than other squashes, fantastic news when you have a small space but want to take advantage of home-grown flavour. Every plant gives you around six or seven fruits in a year.
Plant in a sunny spot with fertile, well-drained soil where they thrive.
The squashes mature up to a month earlier than other varieties, are light tan and have a sweet, succulent bright orange flesh.
In the kitchen we recommend you roast in the oven or cook it. The smooth texture of the flesh makes it ideal for pureeing, or adding with risotto in chunks.
The perfect Butternut Squashes. Stores well.
Sow Indoors: March-May 1½in (4cm) deep in individual pots of pre watered compost. Keep soil moist at all times. Temperature 65-70F (18-21C).
Sow Outdoors: May-June 1½in (4cm) deep, in required harvest postion in well manured soil in the sunniest part of the garden.
Plant Out: May-June. Harden off young plants before planting out in the required harvest position 36in(90cm) apart when risk of frost has passed.
Grow On: Leave strongest plants to mature watering copiously in dry summers. Pinch out the tips of the main shoot at 24in (61cm) water the soil not over the plant.
Reliable germination and a useful garden vegetable
This is a "must have" on my allotment. I grow some in my polytunnel and some outdoors and both are excellent.
A very bad experience. Poor germination indoors and seedlings lack vigour.
Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.
We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days
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