Squash, Butternut – Muscat
Squash, Butternut Muscat is a type of butternut squash with fruits that are light orange on the outside. The orange-red coloured meat has a firm consistency that has a fine, musky scent. The sweet nutty-tasting meat can be boiled or steamed for desserts, cakes or pumpkin soups. The seeds can be roasted whole or ground and served on top of soups. They have a high oil and protein content.
The number of butternut squash recipes available is a clear indication of their versatility and popularity in the kitchen. Butternut squash should store for up to 3 months in a cool, frost-free shed, packed in cardboard boxes in straw.
Early April – early May (indoors)
May – June (in a polytunnel or greenhouse)
1.2m between plants
Approx. seed count: 7