New open pollinated! Mini butternut squash on a compact bush plant. The 12 cm (5 in) long fruit weigh from 1-1.5 lbs and have a very sweet and rich flavoured deep orange flesh. The rind starts off a dark green, turns tan and then a rich burnt orange colour at full maturity. Smaller butternut–simply cut in half and bake! Stores well
Squash plants are frost tender and must be planted when danger of frost is past. For earlier fruit, plant in 8 cm (3 in) jiffy pots or strips 3 to 4 weeks prior to intended date of transplanting to the garden. Plant the seed 4 cm (1 1/2 in) deep and keep the soil warm, 22 C (72 F). Space plants in the garden 1 m (3 ft) apart. Fertilize with 10-52-17 and liquid seaweed for strong healthy plants.