Waltham Butternut Winter Squash Seeds - (Cucurbita moschata)

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SKU:
V1367
Seed Count:
Approx 25 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
83-115 days
Type:
Winter
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • Waltham Butternut Squash - (Cucurbita moschata)
  • Waltham Butternut Squash - (Cucurbita moschata)
$3.15

Description

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. 

History

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.

Uses

Great baked, steamed, broiled, mashed and in pies. Has thick rich sweet orange flesh and is a favorite winter squash.

GROWING TIP

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.

Harvest Tip

For best keeping, harvest after vines have died, or vine slips from squash.

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