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Squash 'Avalon' F1 Hybrid (Winter)Cucurbita moschataButternut Squash

Half-hardy Annual

What is Half-Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Can be grown outdoors but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.

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Height Up to 35cm (13.8in)
Spread Up to 200cm (78.7in)

Half-hardy Annual

kitchen garden

Full sun

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Description
Trailing. Butternut Squash is increasing in popularity because of its wide range of uses. The early ripening, short, orange fleshed fruits of Squash Avalon have a delicious butter-sweet flavour and are especially good when used for baking. Squash Avalon is excellent long term storage.

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1 packet (12 squash seeds) (25276)

Sowing
Sow seeds April to May. Germinate in 7.5cm (3in) pots at 20-30C (68-86F) on the surface of a good free draining, damp seed compost. Cover seeds with a layer of compost or vermiculite, 1cm (½in.) deep. Place in a propagator or seal container in a polythene bag until after germination which takes 5-10 days.Can also be sown direct outdoors once the soil has warmed. Sow 2 seeds every 60cm (24in) and thin out to the best seedling.

Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 75cm (30in) apart.

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Prefers well drained, moist, rich soil in full sun. Also grows well in cooler climates.

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