Butternut squash plant growing herbaceous of the genus Cucurbita and also known as Butternut pumpkin, Butternut squash plant annual plant grows as shrub, semi vine, vine, creeping vine, also used as ornamental fruit, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 4+.

Flower color is yellow, there are female and male flower.

Butternut squash plant fruits

Fruits are pear shape some of Butternut squash plant crescent and long, the size 15-90 cm, seeds are white and edible

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Requirements for Butternut squash plant growing and care:

Recommend to watering on the ground and not watering on the leaves or the fruits, possible need trellising

What is the best way to start growing?
Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
?

Planting season:
Spring

Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, aphids, moth, virus, beetles

Pruning season:
No need. But possible all the season

How to prune:
Infected leaves needed to take out, also try to clean them

Size of the plant?
0.5-2 m, 20-80 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water

Water requirement:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Late spring

General information about the flower
Yellow flower with five lobs, there are female and male flowers

Thinning the bloom:
Sometimes happened because disease or not enough water, or need hand poination

Pollination is done by:
Bees and more pollinators, by hand

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:
Summer-Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Powdery mildew

What can be done with big quantities of Butternut squash plant fruits?
Cooked, grilled, stir fry

Work requirements on the fruit:
Sometimes to space it from the ground

How long does it take to bear fruit?
4-6 month

Grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Easy to sow no special treatment

Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dry place

Sowing season:
Spring

Planting spacing:
Depend if trellising 20-30 cm

Depth of Sowing:
1-2 cm from the top

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil, full sun

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water

Germination time:
5-20 days

Condition of seedling:
Warm weather, big amount of water, full sun, place to trellising

Do the seeds require burying?
No

Scientific name:

Cucurbita moschata

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