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Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita moschata 'Early Butternut'

Botanical name: Cucurbita moschata 'Early Butternut'

Common name: winter squash

also known as (Pumpkin, american squash, canada-pumpkin, cushaw, japanese pie-pumpkin, musk-melon, quaker pie-pumpkin, sweet potato-pumpkin, winter crookneck squash, crookneck squash)

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Photo credit: Renee's Garden
Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita moschata 'Early Butternut'
Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita moschata 'Early Butternut'
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Renee's Garden

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Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Zones: 8a thru 11a

climber, bee attracting, edible

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description for "Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita moschata 'Early Butternut'"

The compact vines of productive 'Early Butternut' produce fruits with tan rinds that have moist, smooth, creamy-orange flesh. 'Early Butternut' is included in 'Compact Winter Squash' (see garden picture), a custom seed blend from Renee's Garden that also combines equal parts 'Delicata.' This duo of All-America winners are the best space-saving varieties of nutty, sweet-tasting, vitamin-rich winter squash. Winter squash needs the full growing season to mature properly so it will keep for winter eating. When rinds are tough enough to resist a fingernail, cut fruits from vines with a good stem. Let them cure for 10 days in the sun, then store in a cool dry place. 'Early Butternut' stays in excellent eating condition for several months. - edited by dtd pbcouchman

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