Squash - Metro
Metro squash is an attractive butternut type. It is slightly smaller than most squashes, with an average weight of 1.5kg. It can produce a yield of 4 to 5 fruits per plant. Metros powdery mildew resistance helps support the improved sugar taste, making this variety of squash an increasingly popular choice with most gardeners.
Sow the seeds from April to May. Sow 2 or 3 seeds into a 7cm pot in a greenhouse at 20 °C. Late May sowings can be made by placing seeds 5cm apart direct into soil in cold frame. As soon as seedlings have produced 2 rough leaves prick off into individual 7cm pots. Gradually harden off before planting outside, 90cm apart in late May or early June. Cold Frame sowings can be gradually hardened off before planting out. Ready to harvest from September to October.