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Waltham Butternut Winter Squash, 50 Heirloom Seeds Per Packet, Non GMO Seeds

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Cucurbita moschata "Waltham"

The classic and best of butternut squashes. Long, thick fruits with small seed cavities. Orange-yellow flesh is sweet and smooth. It gets even better after a few months storage. Fruits average 9” long and are 4-5 lbs.

Type: Annual
Sun: Full
Planting Depth: 1”
Spacing: 24”
Water: Moderate
Days to Maturity/Bloom: 105 days
Height: 3'
Zones: 3-10

Planting Instructions
Type: Annual
Sun: Full
Planting Depth: 1”
Spacing: 24”
Water: Moderate
Days to Maturity/Bloom: 105 days
Height: 3'
Zones: 3-10

Approx seeds per order 50

Butternut squash needs full sun and a long growing season. Start seeds indoors if you are in a cooler climate. They generally need between 70-100 days so make sure you choose a variety that has enough time to reach maturity in your climate or that you are starting them inside soon enough.

Direct sow when all danger of frost has passed. Plant 3-4 seeds 1" deep in large mounds around 6-8' apart.

Butternut squashes grow on vines that can reach 30 feet long so make sure you have lots of space in the garden for them to stretch out or train the vines to a trellis or support system. This works especially well with smaller types – larger ones are too big to be supported on a trellis. Another option is to plant them around the edge of the garden and direct the vines around the sides. Squash can also be planted in rows 6'x6' apart.

Transplant seeds when all danger of frost has passed. The seedlings are extremely tender and cold temperatures will kill them. The soil temperature should be at least 65F. Butternut squash needs about 2" of water per week. They are heavy feeders and benefit from manure, compost, or other fertilizers.

USDA Zone Map

Cucurbita moschata "Waltham"

The classic and best of butternut squashes. Long, thick fruits with small seed cavities. Orange-yellow flesh is sweet and smooth. It gets even better after a few months storage. Fruits average 9” long and are 4-5 lbs.

Type: Annual
Sun: Full
Planting Depth: 1”
Spacing: 24”
Water: Moderate
Days to Maturity/Bloom: 105 days
Height: 3'
Zones: 3-10

Planting Instructions
Type: Annual
Sun: Full
Planting Depth: 1”
Spacing: 24”
Water: Moderate
Days to Maturity/Bloom: 105 days
Height: 3'
Zones: 3-10

Approx seeds per order 50

Butternut squash needs full sun and a long growing season. Start seeds indoors if you are in a cooler climate. They generally need between 70-100 days so make sure you choose a variety that has enough time to reach maturity in your climate or that you are starting them inside soon enough.

Direct sow when all danger of frost has passed. Plant 3-4 seeds 1" deep in large mounds around 6-8' apart.

Butternut squashes grow on vines that can reach 30 feet long so make sure you have lots of space in the garden for them to stretch out or train the vines to a trellis or support system. This works especially well with smaller types – larger ones are too big to be supported on a trellis. Another option is to plant them around the edge of the garden and direct the vines around the sides. Squash can also be planted in rows 6'x6' apart.

Transplant seeds when all danger of frost has passed. The seedlings are extremely tender and cold temperatures will kill them. The soil temperature should be at least 65F. Butternut squash needs about 2" of water per week. They are heavy feeders and benefit from manure, compost, or other fertilizers.

USDA Zone Map