Squash

Tozer Seeds is the only company actively breeding butternut squash for Northern European production and also trial an extensive amount of winter squash from around the world. The long storage potential for winter squash allows for an extended sales period that can continue from harvest through to spring the following year for some cultivars under the right conditions. Research is currently being carried out to develop earlier fruiting and maturing butternut varieties.

CROP INFORMATION

Sow PeriodMay in modules or direct drilled at 27,500 seeds, thin to 10,000 per hectare
TransplantApprox. 4 weeks from sowing, spacing 1m between plants for most varieties
Suggested Density10,000 per hectare
Harvest PeriodWhen the foliage has died back and the fruits have cured to a good orange colour. Avoid frost damage and foliar diseases
StoreIn a dry, frost free, airy environment. Inspect regularly for storage problems
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    Butternut – Sweetmax TZ 9088

    This is the latest addition to our early maturing butternut range. This processing type has large 3.5 kg fruits with great internal colour and flavour. This traditional shaped butternut grows on a full vine plant and has the potential to produce a large amount of uniform fruits.

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    Butternut – Hunter F1

    Bred by Tozer Seeds for the Northern European climate. Up to four weeks earlier to harvest than American Hybrids. Fruits average 1 to 1.5kg with a very high level of marketable fruits and a heavy total yield.

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    Butternut – Harrier F1

    Another variety from our breeding programme. Harrier is the earliest maturing variety available with good yields and attractive fruits. Very well suited to the Northern European climate. Fruits average 800g.

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    Butternut – Autumn Crown F1

    Autumn Crown produces an abundance of attractive early maturing butternut-coloured scalloped fruits each weighing around 2 kg 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.

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    Butternut – Hercules F1

    Larger fruited variety bred for the Northern European climate. Fruits weigh an average of 1.5 kg. Hercules is well suited to the catering market where larger fruits are needed. Good internal colouring and strong skin. Compact plant habit compared to US varieties.

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  • Winter Squash – Kabocha F1 Small Fruited

    Good yields of thick skinned, dark green fruits with pale stripes with good flavoured orange flesh. Very good long term storage properties.

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    Winter Squash – Kabocha F1 Large Fruited

    Slightly larger fruited than the Small Kabocha, with good yields and good storage potential.

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    Winter Squash – Sunspot F1

    Bright red fruited variety with deep orange flesh and good eating qualities. Very attractive and eye catching.

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    Winter Squash – Winter Sweet F1

    Winter Sweet delivers a combination of sweetness, flaky texture and depth of flavour. Best eating quality between 2 and 5 months after harvest.

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    Winter Squash – Crown Prince F1

    Renowned for its eating qualities, Crown Prince is an attractive steel grey squash. Large fruit with deep orange flesh and long storage potential.

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  • High Sugar Squash – Celebration F1

    Acorn shape with a multi-coloured skin and deep orange flesh. Prolific cropper on a strong plant. Very good eating qualities.

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    High Sugar Squash – Festival F1

    Multi-coloured patterned skin with a shallow heart shape and good eating qualities.

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    Hi Sugar Squash – Harlequin F1

    Green striped acorn squash with exceptionally sweet flesh.

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    Squash – Ultra F1

    Large fruited processing type. Large vigorous plants. Relatively late maturing.

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    Squash – Table Star F1

    Competitive with the best in the market, plus it has 50% higher sugars than the competitive acorns and it is Powdery Mildew Tolerant (PMT).

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    Squash – Sunshine F1

    Tender flesh is smooth, sweet, and bright orange for baking, mashing, and pies.

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    Squash – Onion

    Also known as Uchiku Kuri, onion shaped with a deep red skin and thick orange flesh. Fruits average 1 to 1.5kg.

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  • Squash – Gemstore F1

    Medium sized plant with smooth, tennis ball sized fruits, extremely heavy cropper.

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