Squash - Waltham Butternut (Cucurbita moschata 'Waltham Butternut') Open Pollinated Non GMO Heirloom Vegetable

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Squash - Waltham Butternut (Cucurbita moschata 'Waltham Butternut') Open Pollinated Non GMO Heirloom Vegetable

Annual

Height 24 in

There are two main types of squash ''summer' and 'winter.'

Summer squash is harvested in the warm weather months and doesn't store as long as  Winter squash, which is usually harvested in the fall, has hard skin which allows it to keep well for months.

Waltham is an excellent heirloom variety winter squash with 9 - 10 inch creamy-yellow oval bell like shaped fruit with bright orange flesh that has a small seed cavity and a bulbous end with solid, smooth skin. A large, vigorous growing vine and heavy producer with fruits weighing on average 1.5 to 2.3 kg (3.5 to 5 lbs). Butternut's already great taste will only improve with storage! Yield: 100 lbs. per 100 foot row.

  • Full Sun
  • Days to Maturity: 100
  • Rich, moist, well-drained soil. pH 5.5 - 6.8
  • Start seed indoors 3 weeks before the last frost date. Transplant outdoors after all risk of frost has passed. Note: Squash does not transplant well and it is recommended to use paper or fiber pots so that seedlings can be set directly into the soil without disturbing the tender roots.
  • Germination: 8 - 10 Days
  • Planting Depth: 2 cm
  • Spacing: 2 plants per hill. 8 - 10 feet between hills.
  • Row Spacing: 1.5-2 m
  • Protect mature squash from frost and cold temperatures
  • Seed Count: 20