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Pumpkin - Butternut

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Butternut pumpkin matures quickly and has a sweet and nutty flavour. It grows well in large pots and tubs and over the ground. It looks completely different to buttercup pumpkin but it has a similar taste. 

Best Use

  • Edible
  • Vegetable

Planting Instructions

  • Add compost and fertiliser
  • Plant in full sun and moist but well-drained soil
  • Grow near bee-friendly plants to encourage pollination or self-pollinate plants
  • Plant 90-120cm apart
  • Ensure pumpkins are always above ground and dry
  • Harvest when the vine shrivels and dies
  • Leave small piece of stalk attached
  • Store in cool, airy place

Companion Plants

  • Beans
  • Cabbage
  • Eggplant
  • Corn

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