Squash - Honeynut (Cucurbita moschata) Open Pollinated Climbing Buttercup Squash Vegetable
Honey Nut Squash originates from Cornell University and is a fantastic cross of butternut and buttercup squash. Yes, its an F1 hybrid and we typically offer only heirloom and old classics but we love it so we included it in our offerings!
Adorable 4 to 5 in long mini butternut squash (1-1½ lbs) that grow on trailing vines - this the perfect crop to grow in smaller gardens! Honeynut's small size and low weight allows it to be planted to trail up a fence or trellis and the fruit will not rip off the vine.
Skins are dark green then turn to tan and finally turn a rich burnt orange at maturity. Wonderful orange fruit with sweet flavor and bred for a resistance to powdery mildew. Very easy to cut in half and bake. Stores short lived, and must be consumed within two months.
- Full sun
- Matures in 100-110 days
- Direct sow 2-3 seeds per hill, 1 in deep and several inches apart. Firm the soil over the seeds and water well with a gentle sprinkle that does not dislodge the soil from the mound or flood out the seeds.
- The seeds should germinate within 2 weeks. Once they sprout, thin to 2 plants per mound
- OR start seeds indoors 3 to 4 weeks before the last frost and transplant outdoors after all risk of frost has passed.
- Provide seedlings with good ventilation, strong light and even moisture.
- Seed Count: 20