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Squash Plants - Honey Boat
£6.99
Squash Plants - Honey Boat Squash Plants - Honey Boat

Squash Plants - Honey Boat

Rob says - “I first found this squash in the United states, California to be exact, and as far as I know, no-one else in the UK is selling this great old variety. This squash is easier to grow, and sweeter than a butternut squash. It’s more productive too. First introduced in 1894, Honeyboat can be left to crawl over the floor or trained up a frame, or wires. The fruits are super sweet with firm, deep orange flesh, the ideal size to serve 2 people. So, no half-eaten squash lurking in the fridge! It’s also got its own built-in best before date, as the green stripes will disappear as the squash ages, so you’ll always know which to eat first. This variety will keep you in roast squash, soup and any number of dishes all winter long, it’s a real keeper!

To grow a great Honey Boat squash, I start mine off indoors. So a couple of seeds on their side (to stop them rotting) about an inch deep in a 10cm pot. They'll need potting on after the roots come through the bottom, before they can be hardened off. Plant out after the last frost. I dig a hole at least 60cm square and 2 spades deep.  Fill it 70% full of rotted manure and good homemade compost, plus a handful of blood, fish and bone.  Empty a watering can of water on top before covering it with soil to make a mound. Plant your Honey Boat on top of the mound and watch this super sweet squash grow for Britain!"

Honey Boat has the same taste and texture as a Sweet Potato, but it’s easier to grow and so a good substitute for sweet potatoes.

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The sweetest variety - and so easy to grow!

Rob says - “I first found this squash in the United states, California to be exact, and as far as I know, no-one else in the UK is selling this great old variety. This squash is easier to grow, and sweeter than a butternut squash. It’s more productive too. First introduced in 1894, Honeyboat can be left to crawl over the floor or trained up a frame, or wires. The fruits are super sweet with firm, deep orange flesh, the ideal size to serve 2 people. So, no half-eaten squash lurking in the fridge! It’s also got its own built-in best before date, as the green stripes will disappear as the squash ages, so you’ll always know which to eat first. This variety will keep you in roast squash, soup and any number of dishes all winter long, it’s a real keeper!

To grow a great Honey Boat squash, I start mine off indoors. So a couple of seeds on their side (to stop them rotting) about an inch deep in a 10cm pot. They'll need potting on after the roots come through the bottom, before they can be hardened off. Plant out after the last frost. I dig a hole at least 60cm square and 2 spades deep.  Fill it 70% full of rotted manure and good homemade compost, plus a handful of blood, fish and bone.  Empty a watering can of water on top before covering it with soil to make a mound. Plant your Honey Boat on top of the mound and watch this super sweet squash grow for Britain!"

Honey Boat has the same taste and texture as a Sweet Potato, but it’s easier to grow and so a good substitute for sweet potatoes.

Resistance to Disease:False

Seeds:False

Bulbs:False

Shrubs:False

Tree:False

Plants:False

Aftercare - Easy:False

Aftercare - Moderate:False

Aftercare - High:False

Scented:False

Cut Flower:False

Edible Flower:False

Organic:False

Good For Dried Flowers:False

Drought Resistant:False

RHS Award of Garden Merit:False

Vegetables recommended by the NIAB:False

Award Winners in Fleuroselect Trials:False

Likes Acidic Soil:False

Containers:False

Hanging Baskets:False

Beds & Borders:False

Rockeries:False

Climbers:False

Greenhouse, Glass House or Home:False

Prefers Full Sun:False

Grows in Sun or Partial Shade:False

Grows in Sun or Shade:False

Partial or Full Shade:False

Shade:False

F1 Variety:False

Hardy Annual:False

Half Hardy Annual:False

Greenhouse Annual:False

Hardy Biennial:False

Greenhouse Biennial:False

Hardy Perennial:False

Tender Perennial:False

Half Hardy Perennial:False

Greenhouse Perennial:False

Shrub:False

Butterflies:False

Birds:False

Bees:False

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