Honeynut Squash - Hudson Valley Seed Co.
Certified Organic Seed
Delicious and convenient single-meal-sized keepers.
Squashes were once too large, too bitter, and too seedy for humans to stomach. But mastodons had different tastes, giant molars, and bigger guts. Their stature also had a huge impact on the soil, creating disturbances that were ideal squash habitat. After the megafauna faded, it was humans who created a niche in their gardens in which squash could survive.
This delightful mini butternut was bred at Cornell University. It's a butternut for the smaller garden and the modest appetite. These little plants produce miniature butternut squashes, much more squat than the standard, but with excellent flavor and texture. A treat for those who thought they couldn't fit a winter squash into their gardens.
Direct sow after frost, or start indoors 2-3 weeks earlier. Transplant in hills 6' apart, three plants per hill, or in rows 36" apart. Can be trained to grow up a trellis. Harvest when squash are buff-colored with no trace of green. Cure in a warm spot for 2-3 weeks.
|Days to Germination||5-10 days|
|Days to Maturity||110 days|
|Spacing in Row||24-36"|
|Spacing Between Rows||60-72"|
|Height at Maturity||72"|
|Sun Preference||Full Sun|