Waltham Butternut Squash Seeds

Butternut squash has been a favorite of gardeners for years, and that’s probably not going to change any time soon.  ‘Waltham’ Butternut is an improved butternut type with better uniformity, larger yields and richer flavor.   The rich, sweet flavor of butternut is hard to beat, with a taste similar to that of pumpkin. Delicious roasted, baked, or made into soup. 4 to 5 fruits per plant.  The tan colored fruits are 8 to 10 inches long,  with a deep orange interior.  Stores well.

4 g. seed packet


Name:  Winter Squash ‘Waltham’ Butternut

Botanical Name:  Cucurbita moschata

Days to Maturity:  90

When to sow outside:   2 to 4 weeks after average last frost and when soil temperatures have risen above 60°F.

Harvesting:  Harvest just before the first fall frost, (do not leave in the garden when temperatures drop below 33°F) when the squash’s rind is hard enough that you can’t dent it with your fingernail. Cut, (don’t break the stems off) leaving 2″ of stem attached. If stem attachment is broken, the squash will rot in a few weeks. Though fruits are hard and may seem indestructible, treat them gently; a bruised squash spoils quickly.

Additional information

Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 4 × 4 × 1 in


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