Waltham Butternut Squash (Cucurbita moschata)
Sweet and nutrient-dense with flavorful orange flesh and a small seed cavity, Waltham is America’s favorite heirloom butternut! Hardy, prolific, naturally disease-resistant, and easy to grow.
- 25 seeds minimum
- Germination: 10-12 days
- Maturity: 85 days
- Direct sow 1” deep in full sun well after the danger of frost has passed.
- Sow 3-4 seeds on hills 3-4’ apart or plant in rows 4-6' apart, spacing plants 4-6" apart.
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Plant a few hills on the edge of your garden and let them run out into the yard. Rabbits and woodchucks ignore them. The squash bugs to hit the leaves, but vigorous vines can overpower them. I harvested over 2 dozen of these squash from 6 hills and have been enjoying them all winter.
We were first year gardeners last year and these did EXCELLENT! The plants yielded a TON of squash! We had no problems with squash bugs or mold. Very happy and will be ordering again!
grow this one every year. high yields, good flavor, resistant to bugs and no problems with powdery mildew (water in the morning).