Pumpkin Butternut is perfect for roasting, stuffing, char-grilling, in soups and risotto. Butternuts are packed with sweet, nutty flavour, and have richly coloured orange flesh with a small seed cavity. A hardy and reliable variety, with a heavy crop of 1-2kg bell-shaped fruit.
For early sowing, raise in pots of Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix in a well-lit, protected spot. Transplant after 3-4 weeks. For direct sowing press 3-4 seeds into mounds of moist soil 1m apart. Later thin to the two strongest plants. When vines are carrying plenty of flowers, pinch off ends to contain growth. Harvest as the vine dies off, and the stalk turns brown.
Great companion plant for corn, marjoram, Beans and radishes. Provide growing plants with plenty of water at root level.
Poor fruiting is usually caused by heat and/or water stress, particularly when young.
Germination 6 - 10 days | Maturity 14 weeks
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