Winter Squash, Butterscotch
This is a pre-order. All pre-orders will be delivered when the season is just right for them. Winter Squash are planned to be delivered or available for pickup in mid-May.
A miniature (5 inch tall) butternut squash! This All-American Selection winner was bred by Johnny's Selected Seeds in collaboration with Cornell, specifically for CSA farmers who wanted a butternut squash that was a more manageable size for their customers. It tastes great and is easy to grow. The squashes themselves last a long time and can be harvested off the vine for many weeks.
Winter Squash: Home grown Winter Squash are a special sweet treat for later in the year. And if they are allowed to cure, they can be stored and eaten for months to come! Usually growing on long vines they do well either sprawled along the ground or trellised if you are help support them a little bit.
Growing Tips: Winter Squash loves deep, rich garden soil so make sure to work in a couple scoops of compost before planting. I strongly recommend planting the seedlings into a mound of soil about 8 inches high to help the soil drain well.