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Butternut squash

Butternut squash

Butternut squash is one of the most popular and widely available forms of winter squash. Varying in shape from cylindrical to half-dumbell, its smooth tan exterior hides deliciously sweet, dense and buttery orange flesh.


artichoke, beetroot, broccoli, butternut squash, carrots, celeriac, celery, chillies, courgettes, cucumber, fennel, garlic, horseradish, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce & salad leaves, marrow, onions, parsnips, peppers, potatoes (maincrop), pumpkin, radishes, rocket, runner beans, shallots, swede, sweetcorn, tomatoes, truffles (black) [i], truffles (white) [i], turnips, watercress, wild mushrooms

apples, bilberries, blackberries, damsons, elderberries, figs [i], grapes [i], medlar, nectarines [i], pears, plums, quince, raspberries, redcurrants

chestnuts, chives, cob nuts, coriander, hazelnuts [i], oregano, parsley (curly), parsley (flat-leafed), rosemary, sage, sorrel, thyme, walnuts [i]

beef, duck, goose, grouse, guinea fowl, hare, lamb, mallard, partridge, pheasant, rabbit, turkey, venison, wood pigeon

clams, cod, coley, crab, dab, dover sole, grey mullet, gurnard, haddock, halibut, hake, herring, lemon sole, mackerel, monkfish, mussels, oysters, pilchard, plaice, pollack, prawns, red mullet, sea bass (wild), sea bream, shrimp, skate, squid, turbot, whelks, winkles

[i] denotes imported produce

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