Steel blue-grey skinned winter squash with bright orange dense flesh and a sweet nutty flavour, averaging 3-4kg (6.5-9lb) in weight. Also known as “Sweet Meat” squash it is regarded as one of the best for roasting and soups alike. The storage potential is excellent: it can be kept for over 3 months in a frost-free area with good ventilation Cultivation advice • A sunny spot protected from strong winds is essential. • The soil must be well drained and rich in humus, the more the better.

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