C. moschata. Victory Early Butternut squash was bred for speed, so it matures much earlier than the others. It's the top choice for any short-season garden, producing before the onset of cold weather. The fruits are medium sized at around 18cm (7") long, each weighing around 1.2kg (2.5 lbs). The flesh is fine and richly flavoured, without a lot of fibres. Avoid overhead watering with squash plants to delay the arrival of powdery mildew in late summer. Plant in rich, fertile soil in full sun and give each plant lots of room to grow in.
Matures in 88 days. (Hybrid seeds)
- Earliest butternut
- Rich, fine flesh
- Best for short season growers
- Hybrid seeds
- Matures in 88 days