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Squash 'Festival' F1 Hybrid (Winter)

Cucurbita pepo, Acorn Squash

Half-hardy Annual

A decorative small-fruited squash, Festival has a marbled outer skin encasing sweet, nutty flavoured, pale orange flesh. The trailing vines of Squash Festival play host to fruits of about 680g (1½lb), which are also good for long term storage. Sweet flesh with a delicate nutty flavour. Ideal for roasting and baking.


Culinary note: Squash flowers are edible.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
kitchen garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Sowing Months:
April, May
full sun
    • 1 packet (15 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 24 hours
    • £2.99

Sow seeds April to May. Sow in 7.5cm (3in) pots at 20-25C (68-77F) of a good free draining, damp seed compost, 12mm (1/2in) deep. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag until after germination which takes 7-10 days.

Growing instructions Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 7-10 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 90cm (36in) apart. Can also be sown direct outdoors once the soil has warmed. Sow 2 seeds every 90cm (36in) and later thin out to the strongest seedling.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

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Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

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  1. The joy of allotment year

    By Jonathan Pinnock 25-01-2016

    I have been growing for nearly 20 years 15 years ago coming into contact with these winter squash seeds they are must , Christmas dinner is lacking without them as it was last year as harder to find at garden centres and I bought from a good online company the foliage and fruit looking spot on except the fruit sorry ,squash not having the same green marbeling and squash tasting bad. Now online to T& M glory of the sweet nutty roasted veg a favourite of my ten year old. Easy to grow taking a third of the room as courgette 's these you slice down the segments , peel remove seeds and bake for half hour you will not believe the taste. 14 years on these seeds


    Thank you very much for your review. I am so pleased to hear of the great success you have had with your squash! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

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