Winter Squash – Sweet Dumpling

£5.99

A striking addition to your squash patch 
Sweet Dumpling is a very versatile squash as it is perfect for cooking whole, or stuffing and roasting to use as an individual portion. It has a beautifully sweet flavour. With its unusual skin colouring of light and dark green stripes and its creamy orange flesh, this squash makes a striking addition to your squash patch.

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Number of plants: 3

Variety: Sweet Dumpling (organic*)

Can be grown in: These grow well outside, so if you have the space then go for a raised bed or similar, but they will grow well in pots too. Find out more about growing squash in our growing guide below.

In the kitchen: For a simple and delicious side dish, try baking this squash until the flesh is soft. Also brilliant and tasty in soups.

Can be delivered from: Late April to July.

*Transplants suitable for organic growing.

The right site

Full sun and plenty of space is important. Squash are hungry plants so make sure you dig in plenty of organic fertiliser when you plant them.

Can be grown in....

These grow well outside, so if you have the space then go for a raised bed or similar, but they will grow well in pots too.

How far apart?

1.5 metres apart

Looking after your plants....

Plant them outside when the risk of frost has passed and the weather has warmed up. Until then, keep them in pots under cover.


Butternut Squash

Give them some food

Dig in plenty of organic fertiliser and water thoroughly when you plant them.

Butternut Squash

Water regularly

Water them often and well.

Storage Tips

Best eaten within a few days of harvesting, but they will store for a few weeks in a cool, dark place.

Ways to cook

Butternut squash is great for creamy risottos, and lovely roasted for soups as well.

When we deliver
We deliver these plants from late April/early May until July, depending upon the season. It is a little tricky for us to give a specific date as we do not use any artificial heat to raise our plants, so we are a little dependant on the weather.

You can order from…
These plants are available to be ordered and dispatched right up until late July, as the plants arrive as healthy young plants and will have already been growing for at least 2-3 months before you receive them, giving you a great head start on your vegetable growing!

Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.

We will keep you posted
You will receive an email approximately a week before your order is dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.