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Waltham Butternut Squash Seeds

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Waltham Butternut Squash
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Winter Squash

1970 All-America Selections Winner! 100 days. Cucurbita moschata. Open Pollinated. Waltham Butternut Squash. The plant produces high yields of 6 lb tan butternut squash. The squash has yellow orange flesh which is solid, dry, and very sweet. Excellent baked, steamed, or microwaved. Keeps well. One of our best selling winter squash. Vines grow 8 to 10 feet long so leave plenty of room in your garden. A 1940s heirloom variety developed by Bob Young of Waltham, Massachusetts which continues to set the standard in butternut squash. An excellent choice for home gardens, farmer's markets, and market growers. United States Department of Agriculture, NSL 73985. A winter squash variety.

Lot No: 977T

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 05/24

Seeds Per Pound: 4,000

Plant Height: 24” tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Indoor Sow/Direct Sow

Winter Squash Cucurbita pepo

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1 - 1 1/2"65 F to 75 F7 to 14 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A Hills 4 ft Apart 4 - 7 ft Hills 4 ft Apart50 - 100 days
Winter Squash Seed Planting Information:

Winter Squash need warm weather to grow. It is best to plant seeds directly in the garden. Plant your seeds after the soil has warmed up. Thin so there are 4 plants per hill. Eight to 10 plants will provide more than enough for a large family. You can trellis squash to save space. Plants grow 2 ft tall and vines spread up to 10 ft.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile slightly acid soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant. Add well composted manure.

Water Requirements:

Keep soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water well during dry and hot spells.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.

Harvest Tips:

Protect ripening winter squash from damp ground by placing them on boards. Cut winter squash carefully from plants to prevent damaging the vines.

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Guest | 2/10/2024 8:13 AM
This grew well for us in 2023. The fruit was large and delicious. It is very moist when baked properly. We don't eat added fats so the moistness made this the best squash ever. All we did was bake until soft, scrape out the flesh and salt and pepper to taste. It was attacked by powdery mildew late in the season but that didn't harm the fruits which all matured perfectly and are still storing well the first of February.
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