Squash: Butternut - Seeds & Bulbs
Lovers of winter squash say, arguably, that the buttercups are the best tasting winter squash. Very sweet, stringless, fiberless flesh. It will store for several months. 4 - 5 squash per plant.
One packet plants 5 hills or 15 plants after thinning.
Plant Type: Annual
Days to Maturity: 100
When to Sow Outside: After last frost date and when soil temperatures have risen above 60 degrees.
When to Sow Inside: Not normally recommended, but in very short season climates you can start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost. Sow in individual pots for easy transplanting.
Seed Depth: 1"
Seed Spacing: 6 seeds per hill
Hill Spacing: 6' to 8'
Days to Emerge: 5 - 10
Thinning: When plants have several leaves, thin to 3 per hill.