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. Won an All American Selections award in 1970.

SKU: 00000491 Categories: ,

Additional information

Weight 4 g
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

Attributes: AAS winner