Waltham Butternut Squash
- Best-selling winter squash
- Straight necked fruits grow to 3-6 pounds
- Dry, yellow-orange flesh with nutty flavor
- High yielding vines
- One of the most popular types of baking squash
- Exceptional keeper
- Winter squash
- 83-100 days
(C. moschata) This butternut, an AAS winner in 1970, was the result of years of patient refinement and selection by Professor Robert Young of the Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station in Waltham. Prized for its straight necks, rich dry yellow-orange flesh, nutty flavor, and high-yielding vines. Fruits are 3-6 pounds and exceptional keepers. One of the most popular types of baking squash. 83-100 days.
Learn to Grow Waltham Butternut Squash
Direct Seed: 1" Deep
Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
Thin: To 3-4 Plants
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out.
Ratings & Reviews
Great flavor, unbelievable keeper.
Ordered this variety last year and was very pleased. Excellent sweet nutty flavor. Was amazed at how long it keeps, just baked the last one, in April!
Very easy to grow, very prolific
Grew several plants this past season, one in a container and all were very prolific. Dozens of good sized squash from just a few plants.
Had pumpkins succumb to vine borers, these squash a few feet over were unaffected.
Tasted great! Ate them / gave them away before I could see how long they'd keep.
If you only choose one winter squash, choose this one.
If you only grow one type of winter squash, this is the one to grow. Hugely prolific (we got more than 40 from four plants!), excellent flavor, and they keep for as long as a year.