Pumpkin Matilda F1 butternut
Pumpkin Matilda F1 butternut is a large butternut with fruit averaging 3.2-3.6 kg. This high yielding variety has good plant vigour and is earlier than the open pollinated varieties which is useful in cooler and shorter summers. Fruits are uniform, with dark orange-coloured flesh.
Sow – Germinates when soil temp >20C. Sow direct when a week of sunny weather is forecast from Nov on. To help lay black plastic down, cut an X and plant into that. Note can be quite slow to germinate at low temperatures so pick a good week of higher temperatures.
Spacing – 80cm to 1m (provide lots of water)
Native to North America (northeastern Mexico and the southern United States), pumpkins are one of the oldest domesticated plants, having been used as early as 7,500 to 5,000 BC.