Honeynut Winter Squash Seeds


This packet sows up to 4 mounds.
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A renowned farm-to-table chef and a Cornell breeder worked for 6 years, crossing the flavorful, savory butternut with the sweet buttercup, to create this more manageable, 4"–5" butternut. The thin, edible skin signals ripeness by turning from green to terracotta, either on or off the plant. Compact vines are great for containers or trellises. Plants are resistant to powdery mildew and squash vine borers. Stores up to 6 months.
$2.99 10 seeds

Botanical Name: Cucurbita moschata

Days to Maturity: 110 days

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Native: Northern Columbia

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" vine

Variety Information: 4"–5" fruits start out green with orange mottling, ripening to a pale terracotta. As a combination of butternut and buttercup types, 'Honeynut' is very sweet with very smooth-textured flesh.

Type: Butternut

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–85°F.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended except in very short growing seasons, 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Roots sensitive to disturbance; sow in 4" biodegradable pots that can be planted directly into the ground. Transplant when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: 1"

Seed Spacing: 2–3 seeds per mound

Row Spacing: 4'–6'

Thinning: When 3" leaves, thin to 1–2 per mound

Harvesting: Harvest when the squash's rind is hard enough that you can't dent it with your fingernail and before first frost. Cut stem, (don't break it off) leaving 2" of stem attached, which keeps the squash whole, leaving no opening for infection. Though fruits are hard and may seem indestructible, treat them gently; bruising can spoil squash.

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Honeynut Winter Squash Seeds Reviews

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A delicious little squash, truly a single serving. A mini butternut but richer in color and flavor. Roasted with a little oil, salt and pepper is all it needs. It's terra-cotta color let's you know it's ready to harvest. The vines are short and productive. I will definitely be growing the Honeynut again.

Beautiful Plant and Tasty Fruit
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This is a pleasure to add to the garden. The lush green leaves add excellent ground cover and visual appeal to my garden and this is a heavier producer than I expected. Fruit is very tasty - like butternut squash, but a sweeter and richer taste. Highly recommend - this would even work in a somewhat smaller garden (compared to other winter squash varieties).
Katelyn Huffine

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Interesting squash, prolific but a little smaller than should have been probably because grown in containers. Love the color change which indicates maturity. Seed package did not have many seeds and the first pot of 3 did not survive. However the later grown plants did very well and we picked over a dozen about 3-4 inches long. Can't wait to try them!
Jeff Marino

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