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Butternut Squash, Winter Squash
Cucurbita moschata 'Li'l Abner'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: moschata (MOSS-kuh-ta) (Info)
Cultivar: Li'l Abner
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Type:

Butternut (winter)

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Days to Maturity:

91 to 100 days

Mature Skin Color:

Cream

Yellow

Size:

2 to 3 pounds (1 to 2 kg)

Habit:

Vining

Disease Resistance:

Powdery Mildew (PM)

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 30, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An apple shaped 2 lb. hybrid butternut from D. Palmer.