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Butternut squash

The butternut squash is a vase-like fruit with a long neck and a round base. The skin is reasonably soft, easy to remove and it has a beige to yellow colour. The butternut squash has an orange fleshy pulp and has a sweet nutty flavour. As the fruit ripens, the colour changes to orange and the flavour is fuller and sweeter. This variety has bright orange flesh and is lovely and sweet. The flavour and colour get better because of the enormous amount of sunshine these butternut squash get while growing.
The ideal teperature of Butternut squash

Storage advice

Butternut squash are kept refrigerated during transport and storage. The ideal temperature during transport is 6 ℃. At home butternut squash is best kept out of the fridge.

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Origin Nature's Pride Butternut squash

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Growing and harvesting

The Ariel variety is grown in Spain. It takes 20 days for the plants to develop from seeds to the point where they can be planted in the fields. The first plants are covered with plastic, to keep them warm and encourage rapid growth. Butternut squash plants are planted weekly for a period of four weeks. Harvesting begins after two months and lasts for around 3 months. After harvest, the butternut squash is sorted in the warehouse according to quality and size. The squash is then packed according to size in bulk boxes of 10kg and transported to the Netherlands.
Butternut squash
Butternut squash

Preparation tips & recipes

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