Squash (Winter) Waltham Butternut – Item #281


Waltham Butternut features an extra-small seed cavity and a thick straight neck, and is noted for its rich, nutty, orange flesh. Natural resistance to squash borers. Will store for six months or longer.

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Additional information

Weight 0.044375 lbs
Dimensions .125 × 3.25 × 4.5 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1″ (3cm)

Plant Space: 24″ (61cm)

Row Space: 6′ (1.8m)

Sprouts In: 10-14 days

Plant outdoors in full sun and rich soil two weeks after last spring frost. Germinates poorly in soil temperatures below 70°F. Water consistently and feed monthly with a side dressing of compost or vegetable fertilizer.

Pick when shells are thumbnail hard. Cut from vine, leaving a 1″ stem. Cure outdoors seven to ten days, but do not allow to freeze. Store in a cool, dry location.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Curcurbita moschata

Matures In: 100 days