Pumpkin, Butternut 'Dune F1'
Butternut Pumpkin ‘Dune is a thick neck style butternut making a hefty 1.2 to 2.5k fruit. Pumpkins with a small seed cavity and a thick neck make for less waste. ‘Dune’ has excellent storage potential with a good flavour. Ripens 87 to 94 days.
When to sow: November
Where to sow: Direct sow
Depth to sow: 2cm
Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid.
Spacing: Between plants: 60cm; Between rows: 180cm
Directions: Plant 2 seeds per station after the danger of frost is over. October in warm districts, mid-November in cold ones. Thin to one seedling after germination. All pumpkins taste better if allowed to cure for a month or so after picking. Store them in the house lying on their sides in a dry place where the temperature rarely gets below 14C.