• Squash (Butternut) Hawk F1 Seeds

Squash (Butternut) Hawk F1 Seeds

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10 Seeds
Cucurbita moschata
Item Code: 10848
Awarded the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit

Details

Details

An excellent choice bred for the British climate, producing good crops of pear-shaped fruits with sweet, tasty yellow flesh. The approx 700g (1.5lb) fruits are quick to mature.

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Planting & Harvesting

Sow & Grow

Sow indoors, March-May for surest results, 1.5cm (1/2in) deep, on edge, in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out, May-June, 90cm (3ft) apart, into well-drained, fertile soil, when frosts are over. Or, sow outdoors, during May for ease, where they are to crop, 1.5cm (1/2in) deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-drained, fertile soil, which has already been watered. Allow 90cm (3ft) between sowing positions. Sow two seeds on edge per position. Early sowings may benefit from cloche protection. Thin to leave the stronger plant. Water well until plants are established. Harvest: September-October.

Hint's & Tips

Harvested fruits can be stored in a dry, frost-free location for 1 to 2 months.