Life is short, eat dessert first!
Super small and super sweet, if you love Honeynut but wish it stored longer and was powdery mildew resistant, meet Brulee. We enjoy her deep into the winter and though she isn’t quite as sweet as Honeynut, her flavor is off the charts compared to a classic butternut. Halved & roasted on a plate, nothing more, is our favorite way to savor Brulee deep in to winter.
Planting Method: Direct Sow or Transplant
To Direct Sow: After last frost, sow 2 seeds every 3-4 feet in rich soil, thinning to one.
For Transplanting: Start seedlings 3 weeks before final frost in peat pots or soil blocks for minimal root disturbance. Transplant after last frost.
Plant care: Plant with plenty of rich compost and allow for them to vine up fencing. Protect from cucumber beetle with floating row cover – remove when the plants start flowering.
Seed Depth: 1 inch Days to Germination: 5 days at 80°F
Sun Needs: Full
Spacing (after thinning/transplanting): 3-4 feet
Days to Harvest: 110-115
Harvest: Harvest just before fall frost and cure in a warm, dry place for two weeks. To maximize storage life, keep in a cool, dry place all winter.
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