Winter Squash – Waltham Butternut

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(Cucurbita moschata) 95-110 days.       The most popular of the winter squashes. The Waltham Butternut Squash was introduced in 1970 by Bob Young of Waltham Massachusetts and is an All-American Selections Award winner. Buff colored rind with fine-textured, sweet orange flesh, that is creamy and rich, with a nutty flavor. Stores very well, lasting sometimes 6 months or even longer. Very resistant to vine borers. Vigorous and dependable. Fruits average 8-9″ long, and weigh 3-6 lbs. Great for steaming, boiling, baking, or even harvest young and use as a summer squash.

Planting Instructions for Waltham Butternut Winter Squash Seeds

Waltham Butternut Winter Squash is a warm season crop, sensitive to frost and light freezes. Start Heirloom / Open Pollinated Winter Squash indoors 3-4 weeks. before last frost date or direct seed outdoors after danger of frost. Plant Winter Squash in full sun. To direct seed Waltham Butternut, plant 6-8 seeds 1″ deep in 1′ diameter hills, thinning to 3 or 4 plants at the set of true leaves. Or plant Winter Squash Seeds in rows 1″ deep, 2′ apart. Keep rows and hills 6′ apart. Germination should occur in 5-10 days at 65-85°F. Keep soil just-damp during germination, or seeds may rot. Harvest when Waltham Butternut rind has hardened and finger nail requires pressure to pierce rind. Leave 2-3″ stem on when cutting from plant for longer storage.


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11 reviews for Winter Squash – Waltham Butternut

  1. Barbara S. (verified owner)

    I’ve had a good harvest each fall each year

  2. Thomas F. (verified owner)

  3. The Prices (verified owner)

    This was our first attempt at growing butternut squash. We grew 8 plants and harvested so many squash we had to give them away. The flavor and texture is delicious. Great variety of butternut squash!

  4. Christina (verified owner)

  5. Susan Bright (verified owner)

    Look hearty and strong

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