Waltham Butternut Winter Squash

Waltham Butternut Squash

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Cucurbita moschata  Open Pollianted. 

  • 85-100  days   
  • 5-6 lb straight, thick necked fruit with a small seed cavity.
  • Rich, dry yellow flesh with smooth texture and sweet, nutty flavor which improves after two months in storage.
  • The standard butternut and is a  good keeper.   
  • A 1970 All-America Selections winner after years of selection by Professor Robert Young of the Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station in Waltham.
    Planting Directions:  Plant in spring when soil is between 70° to 95°Plant in soil that has been amended with rich compost or general garden fertilizer. Plant 6-8 seeds ½ - 1” deep in hills spaced 3’ to 6’ apart. Thin seedlings to 3 per hill. Seeds may also be started indoors 3 to 4 weeks before last frost. Transplant to hills after all danger of frost has past and soil has warmed and remains 65°-75°. Squash need heavy watering on a regular schedule. Fruits are ready when the rind is hard to the fingernail and the stems begin to dry.