Autumn Crown produces an abundance of attractive early maturing butternut-coloured scalloped fruits each weighing around 4.5 lbs from reduced vines. The long- storing fruits have a unique ‘sweet melon’ aroma when cut and the flesh is a deep orange with a small seed cavity.
Bred by Tozer Seeds for the Northern European climate. Up to four weeks earlier to harvest than American Hybrids. Fruits average 2 - 3 lbs with a very high level of marketable fruits and a heavy total yield.
This is the latest addition to our early maturing butternut range. This processing type has large 7.5 lb fruits with great internal colour and flavor. This traditional shaped butternut grows on a full vine plant and has the potential to produce a large amount of uniform fruit.