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Beginner Vegetables: Butternut squash question

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nonocooks
Carmel, IN

May 6, 2012
12:02 PM

Post #9112736

I have never grown Butternut squash before. Is it a vining plant? How much room does it need and how many squash do you get from one plant?
Farmerdill
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)


May 6, 2012
12:08 PM

Post #9112740

With the exception of Burpee's Butterbush, butternuts are vine type squash.

dreaves

dreaves
Hutto, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 6, 2012
5:31 PM

Post #9113083

Nono,

It will be too late to be useful to you for this year, but I'm growing the Burpee Butterbush. I will reort on how it does for me. I've read that it still takes up a fair amount of space.

David
Farmerdill
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)


May 6, 2012
5:35 PM

Post #9113091

I have grown Butterbush. Plant size is about the same as standard zucchini. A plant will produce 5-6 small ( 1.5 -2 lb) squash.

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

May 9, 2012
4:40 PM

Post #9117703

I usually grow butternuts every year because they store well in my root cellar. They vine all over the place but I love it!

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

May 16, 2012
11:08 AM

Post #9126082

http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/simple-squash-trellis ^:-)^.

I'm building one this weekend...

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