Waltham Butternut Squash
Regular price $2.85
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.