Cucurbita moschata, Dwarf Bush - Early cropping (Small), (Circa 1940’s) Mass USA - Open-pollinated, shorter season producer. Deep red-orange flesh with small seed cavities and deep reddish-orange flesh are “as sweet as the best sweet potatoes, ” with Superior nutty flavour, moist but never watery, rich and delicious. Space-saving, bush-type plants grow only 2 ft long and 2 ft high. Very fast-maturing, Each bush bears 4-5 butternut-shaped fruits averaging 1 1/2 lb. A sweet staple and a great source of vitamin A. Winter squash keeps for months and makes superb pie. Plant when the soil is warm., Seed Count Approx - 6 avg
SOWING - Squash will not germinate in cold soil & needs a warm spot, well-drained & fertile soil with plenty of composted organic matter to conserve moisture;. Planting should be delayed until the soil has warmed (can be started in a greenhouse mid-March onward, plant out end of Mayish), Sow directly insitu after the threat of frost has passed. Sow one inch deep in hills or rows spaced 24 to 36 in apart, Harvest just before frosts when the stems dry & turn brown.