Squash, Waltham Butternut

Cucurbita moschata
$2.99 to $90.00
SKU: 0245A
  • Organic
  • Dry, yellow-orange flesh
  • Straight necked fruits grow to 3-6 pounds
  • Winter squash

This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.

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Squash, Waltham Butternut Description

This butternut variety was the result of years of patient refinement and selection by Bob Young of Waltham, Massachusetts. In 1970 it won the All American Selection award for its performance and flavor.

Squash were first cultivated in the Americas and brought to Europe by explorers returning with their discoveries. They have been documented as a part of human culture for thousands of years. Different domestication dates and events are recognized within the squash family, resulting in the difference between species groups like winter squash and summer squash.

Learn to Grow it

This crop can be direct seeded into the soil after the last spring frost. You can also start plants indoors 3-6 weeks before the last frost date.

If you are direct seeding, plant in groups of 2-3 seeds and keep the healthiest plant that matures. Space your plants or seeds 3-6 feet apart and plant your seeds 1/2-1 in. deep.

Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.

These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.