SQ769A - Victory Early Butternut
C. moschata. Victory Early Butternut squash was bred for speed, so it matures much earlier than the others. It's the top choice for any short-season garden, producing before the onset of cold weather. The fruits are medium sized at around 18cm (7") long, each weighing around 1.2kg (2.5 lbs). The flesh is fine and richly flavoured, without a lot of fibres. Avoid overhead watering with squash plants to delay the arrival of powdery mildew in late summer. Plant in rich, fertile soil in full sun and give each plant lots of room to grow in.
Matures in 88 days. (Hybrid seeds)
- Earliest butternut
- Rich, fine flesh
- Best for short season growers
- Hybrid seeds
- Matures in 88 days
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How To Grow
The three species of squash that we offer represent a wide variety of shapes and colours. Each will cross-pollinate readily within their species. For instance, all C. pepo will cross-pollinate with each other, but not with C. maxima or C. moschata. For people who want to save their seeds, this is a very important consideration. The fruits themselves will not be affected by cross pollination, but the seeds inside will be, so squash need to be grown in isolation from other members of their species if seed saving is the goal. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Squash from seeds Guide and grow food.