Waltham Butternut - Organic Winter Squash


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Looking for the perfect butternut squash? Look no further than Waltham Butternuts! 1970 All-America Selections winner from Massachusetts. These squash are very popular for their uniform shape and size, as well as their smooth light tan skin. They have a thick cylindrical neck, and a small seed cavity. Their rich, dry, yellowish orange flesh has a nutty flavor that's sure to please. Plus, their vigorous vines produce high yields - making them excellent for storage. So if you're looking for a delicious and nutritious winter squash, be sure to try Waltham Butternuts!

Start seed indoors 3-4 weeks before transplanting into the garden. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 65-85 degrees. Transplant to the garden 2 to 3 weeks after your average last frost. Or, plant seeds directly in the garden 1-2 weeks after average last frost date. Sow 3-5 seeds per hill, thinning to a final 2-3 plants per hill. Squash grow best in a warm site with full sun. Warm soil is essential to good seed germination and emergence. Using transplants can speed production.

Scientific Name: Curcurbita moschata
Days to Maturity: 83-115
Seed Depth: 1"
Days to Sprout: 7-14
Plant Spacing: 2-5'
Row Spacing: 6-10'
Light Requirements: Sunny
Plant Height: 18-24"
Life Cycle: Annual
Frost Hardy: No