Titan* F1 Hybrid Butternut Squash

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • LARGE, UNIFORM FRUIT
  • STRONG PLANTS
  • VERY GOOD YIELD POTENTIAL
  • VERY SMALL SEED CAVITY

Titan F1 hybrid is a Cucurbita moschata type butternut that is widely adapted for all growing regions. It has very strong plants and the overall vigour of this variety tends to make it less susceptible to diseases.  Titan has an excellent yield potential, bearing very large, uniform fruit.  The fruit has an elongated neck, and a very small seed cavity, making it an excellent variety for processing.  The average fruit weight in summer is around 2 – 3 kg.  Titan has a good internal quality with excellent flavour, and has been approved by some of the leading processors.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS 

  • Ideal plant population is 10 000 – 12 000 plants per hectare. We do not recommend more than 15 000 plants per hectare
  • Titan* has a high Nitrogen requirement.  We recommend 150 kg N per hectare over the growing season

Description

KIND: F1 hybrid squash (Cucurbita moschata (Duchesne) Duchesne ex Poiret)
TYPE: Butternut squash
MATURITY: 90 – 105 days to harvest as mature fruit
SEASON: Widely adapted for warm season production and cool season production in tropical and sub-tropical areas
PLANT TYPE: Semi-bush
FRUIT SHAPE: Cylindrical, with a bulbous blossom end
RIND COLOUR: Tan
YIELD POTENTIAL: 45 – 55 t/ha
MATURE HARVEST MASS : 2 – 3 kg in summer
SHELF LIFE (MATURE FRUIT): Good
UNIFORMITY: Very good
PLANT SPACING GUIDE: 1.6 m between rows
POPULATION GUIDE: Final stand of 10 000 – 12 000 plants per ha
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): 
MARKETS / END USE: Processing and fresh market
SPECIAL FEATURES: Ideal for the processing market due to the large size, superior flesh quality and excellent flavour