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Winter Squash, Butternut Early Remix (Organic)

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Cucurbita moschata. 90 days.

As market growers, we knew that winter squash storability and flavor improve with ripeness, so we were always on the lookout for an early butternut variety that matured well here in Oregon. Some hybrids come close, but most OPs require a longer growing season than we can provide. In 2005, we started growing every early butternut variety we could find, including Nutterbutter, Hunter F1, Butterbush, Early Butternut F1, Butterfly F1, and more. We allowed them to cross freely and have been selecting for early ripening and 2-4 lb fruit with a classic butternut shape. There is the occasional 6+ lb fruit depending on growing conditions. Because there were so many parents in this genepool, expect some variation, all within a classic butternut theme. Why should every butternut be identical anyway?

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Sow indoors in 2” pots with good potting soil May to June. Transplant into the garden 1-2 weeks after sprouting to 2-3’ centers and 6 ft wide rows. Be careful not to disturb the tap roots When transplanting. Also can be direct sown in May when soil is warm. Squash plants are frost-sensitive and benefit from row cover to protect them from insects and frost while plants are young.

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To save seed, scoop out seeds when you eat the ripe fruit. Rinse off and dry. Isolate from other squash of the same species by at least ½ mile.

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  1. Marcus E Smith

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Butternut Early Remix

    Marcus E Smith

    Where did you grow this variety? Southeastern US

    I guess you guys wondered why someone in SC wanted an early Butternut. Well, we have a pest here called pickleworm that shows up in mid July. It bores into the fruit and causes it to rot. Bt will prevent them, but you have to reapply frequently to stay on top of the worms.
    So far, about 15 variable fruits from two plants, so production is good. I will eat one next week, if the taste is there, I wiil definitely reorder!

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