Waltham Butternut Winter Squash Seeds

5 out of 5 stars
(3 reviews)
Winter squash gives you the perfect reason to look forward to winter! The rich, sweet flavor of butternut quickly became a classic and has set a bigh bar. Roast, bake, or pureé into a soup for classic winter fare. 4 to 5 fruits per plant; solid stems resist squash vine borers. Stores for months! 1970 All-America selections winner.

Botanical Name: Cucurbita moschata

Days to Maturity: 100 days

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Native: Northern Columbia

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 8' vines

Variety Information: 8"–12" long, 3–6 pounds, light tan skin with yellowish-orange flesh.

Type: Butternut

Attributes: Resists Squash Vine Borers, Long Storing

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–85°F.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended except in very short growing seasons, 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Roots sensitive to disturbance; sow in 4" biodegradable pots that can be planted directly into the ground. Transplant when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ½–1"

Seed Spacing: 2–3 seeds per mound

Row Spacing: 6'–8'

Thinning: When 3" leaves, thin to 1–2 per mound

Harvesting: Harvest when the squash's rind is hard enough that you can't dent it with your fingernail and before first frost. Cut stem, (don't break it off) leaving 2" of stem attached, which keeps the squash whole, leaving no opening for infection. Though fruits are hard and may seem indestructible, treat them gently; bruising can spoil squash.

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Waltham Butternut Winter Squash Seeds Reviews

3 reviews

The Healthiest of Squash

5 out of 5 stars Jul 22, 2018
I love the easy planting and the successful growing of this variety. The fruits grow quickly and develop into heavy, disease-free and bug-free squash. They store for long periods of time; they are easier to cut and peel than other kinds of squash. The insides are rich in flavor, buttery and a little nutty. I love the added benefits of all the nutritional benefits. I am going to bake one to be used for a pie!
Margie Haines from TN


5 out of 5 stars Sep 21, 2020
These are strong, vigorous and productive as all get out. We are growing these on tomato towers and can't wait to eat these.
Chris from CA

Excellent winter squash

5 out of 5 stars Jan 16, 2021
You can't go wrong with Waltham butternut squash. Grew really well for us. Excellent flavor!
Jill from CT

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