Waltham Butternut Winter Squash Seeds - (Cucurbita moschata)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 25 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 83-115 days
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Waltham Butternut Winter Squash
Smooth light tan skin, thicker cylindrical necks, with a small seed cavity and rich dry yellowish orange flesh. Vigorous vines, high yields, stores great. It is uniform in shape and size, good interior texture and color, 8-12 x 3-5", weighing 3-6 lbs.
As it ripens, turns a deep orange and becomes sweeter and richer with a nutty flavor.
Breed by Robert Young at the Waltham Agricultural Experiment Station in 1968. He crossed the New Hampshire Butternut with a neckless moschata from Turkey and produced a larger, more stable and uniform, and blockier fruit.
Great baked, steamed, broiled, mashed and in pies. Has thick rich sweet orange flesh and is a favorite winter squash.
Sow 5 seeds per hill, 4' apart. Thin to best 2-3 plants. Squash seeds dislike cold soil. It's better to wait until the soil is warm to plant the seeds.
For best keeping, harvest after vines have died, or vine slips from squash.
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