Vegetables Squash Winter Squash Butterscotch PMR

Butterscotch PMR

Organic (F1) Squash Seed

Product ID: 3983G

Take advantage of our overstock position! This AAS Award Winner is a delicious, single-serving, mini-butternut.

Unusually rich and sweet flavor due to higher sugar content than other butternut types. Small 1-2 lb. fruits mature early and can be consumed at maturity. Limited storage, best up to 3 months after maturity. Short, space-saving vines with high resistance to powdery mildew. Avg. yield: 3-4 fruits/plant. Organically grown. Avg. 6,200 seeds/lb. Packet: 30 seeds.

Details

Size
Price
 
Quantity
Availability

Packet

$4.35
$3.25
In Stock

1 Ounce

$18.75
$14.00
In Stock

1/4 Pound

$45.25
$34.00
In Stock

1 Pound

$161.20
$125.00
In Stock

5 Pounds

$762.85
$632.00
In Stock

25 Pounds

$3,666.75
$3,084.00
In Stock
Add to Wishlist

Additional Information

1) The size of Butterscotch PMR will vary depending on soil, weather, and spacing. We recommend crowding the plants if 1-lb mini butternuts are desired. 2) Fruits are subject to drying out in storage, which is why we recommend storing only up to 3 months.


CULTURE: Fertile, well-drained soil with a pH of 5.8–6.8 is best. Plastic mulch and fabric row covers (AG-19 grade) can aide plant establishment and exclude insect pests during the seedling stage. Row covers should be removed when plants begin to flower. Poor fruit development may indicate insufficient pollination.
TRANSPLANTING: Sow 2-3 seeds per 2" container or plug flat about 3 weeks prior to transplanting. Thin to 1 plant/container or cell with scissors. Harden plants 4–7 days prior to transplanting. After danger of frost has passed, transplant out according to the spacing recommendations for each variety Handle seedlings carefully; minimal root disturbance is best.
DIRECT SEEDING: Sow 2 seeds at the appropriate spacing interval for the variety's vine length, 1/2-1" deep. Thin to 1 plant per spacing interval after seedlings are established.
PLANT SPACING: Bush to short-vine habits generally require 6' between-row spacing, while long-vine habits require 12' between-row spacing. In-row spacing depends on fruit size and is generally: small, 18-24"; medium, 24-36"; large, 36-48".
DISEASES: Common cucurbit diseases include powdery mildew, downy mildew, bacterial wilt, and phytophthora. Avoid problems with adequate soil drainage, good air flow, insect pest control, and crop rotation. If necessary, check with your local Cooperative Extension Service agent for specific control options.
INSECT PESTS: Cucumber beetles, squash bugs, and vine borers are all common pests for cucurbits. Protect young plants with floating row cover. Squash bug eggs found on the undersides of leaves may be crushed by hand. For vine borers, cut out of vines and hill soil over the wound. Keep field borders mowed and remove plant refuse in the fall; spring plow to bury pupae. C. moschata types are less susceptible to vine borers. Pyrethrin sprays may offer some control.
HARVEST: Fruits are typically ready about 50-55 days after fruit set, and should be harvested before any hard frosts. Cut fruits from vines and handle carefully. Sun cure by exposing fruits for 5-7 days or cure indoors by keeping squash at 80-85°F/27-29°C with good air ventilation.
STORAGE: Store at 50-60°F/10-15°C, 50-70% relative humidity and good ventilation. Repeated exposure to temperatures below 50°F/10°C may cause chilling damage. Butternuts are better after a few weeks in storage and will keep up to 6 months.
DAYS TO MATURITY: From direct seeding; subtract about 14 days if transplanting.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATES: (at 2 seeds/ft., rows 6' apart) 1 oz./155', 1 lb./2,500', 3 lb./acre.
SEED SPECS: See individual varieties.
PACKET: 30 seeds.

Johnny's is committed to your success, every step of the way.

We want you, our customer, to be 100% satisfied with all of our seeds, tools, and supplies. 

If anything you purchase from us proves unsatisfactory, we will either replace the item or refund the purchase price.

Quick Facts

null
Latin Name
Cucurbita moschata
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
100 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Disease Resistance Codes
PM
Powdery Mildew
PM
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Hybrid (F1)
Product Features
Bred by Johnny's Bred by Johnny's
Seeds and tools that are bred or developed by Johnny's Selected Seeds.
AAS (All-America Selections) Winners AAS (All-America Selections) Winners
All-America Selections is an independent, non-profit organization that tests new, never-before-sold crop varieties, and then introduces only the best garden performers as AAS Winners.
Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies
Plants, or seeds harvested from plants, that have been grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, strictly adhering to the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) organic gardening practices are designated as Organic.

Supplies that meet the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) rules according to a third-party authority such as OMRI, WSDA, and/or a local authority such as MOFGA or NOFA.
Bred by Johnny's Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies AAS (All-America Selections) Winners