Squash, Waltham Butternut


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This variety of butternut squash is by far the most popular. Known for making butternut squash soup, it has attractive uniform, bell-like shaped features.

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Squash – Waltham Butternut

Cucurbita maxima

This variety of butternut squash is by far the most popular.  Known for making butternut squash soup, it has an attractive uniform, bell-like shaped features.  Waltham is medium size with excellent flavor.  Fruits can weigh up to 6 lbs!  Having a creamy, rich, yellow-orange flesh with a nutty flavor. These vines can be aggressive so plant spacing is important.

Suggested Planting Requirements: Waltham needs plenty of space so plan your planting area accordingly. A Ph level of 6.0-7.0 with loose fertile soil is optimal. Saline soils should be avoided.  .

Growing Recommendations:  Place squash in full sun with protection from heavy cool winds.  Keep the soil fairly moist to bring juicer fruits, but squash are slightly drought tolerant. As with most cucurbits, mounding provides an optimal growing area.

Harvesting & Storing: Waltham Butternut can be kept for up to 6 months in a cool, dry dark area.

Soil Temperature: 75-95°F
Planting Depth: 1″
Days to Germination: 7-14
Days to Maturity: 65-70+
Height at Maturity: 1’
Lighting Requirements: Full Sun
Spacing: 1-2′









Package Weight: 2 gram

Approximate seed count per packet: 18 seeds 

Sows about 10′ Row (This takes into account thinning)

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