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Squash, Winter Waltham Butternut Organic Seeds
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Item 81135202212
Our Price: $2.75
 

Most popular of butternuts, the Waltham Butternut fruits average 8-9” long and 3-6 lbs. Fine-textured, buff-colored skin with rich, nutty, orange flesh. Vigorous and dependable. Excellent keeper.


Family: Cucurbitaceae

Species: C.maxima, C.pepo, C. Moschata, C. Mixta

Difficulty: easy to grow

Sun: full sun

Sowing Method: direct seed or transplant

Planting: plant after last frost

Frost Tolerance: frost sensitive

Qualities: baked, pie, roasted, soup, stew, stir fry


Winter squash is actually grown in the summer, but differs from summer squash in that it is longer maturing, grows on trailing vines up to 15' long, is eaten only after being cooked, and has a thick skin and firm flesh that allows it to be stored for many months into the winter without refrigeration. It is commonly baked and is prized for its sweet flavor in soups as well. Nutrients: Vitamins A, C, and B, Potassium, Manganese.

Growing: Frost sensitive annuals, Winter Squashes are quite varied in size and shape. All should be planted in full sun, by direct seed or transplanted anytime after the last frost. They benefit from evenly moist soil and a ring of mulch around seedlings or transplants to keep weeds down and retain moisture before their large shading leaves take over the job. Plant Seeds: In rows- 1" deep with 6" between seeds, in rows 2' apart; or 3-4 seed per 4" pot. In mounds- 1" deep, with 6 seeds about 5" apart in mounded hills, after danger of frost has passed. Thin each mound leaving the 3-4 strongest seedlings. See varieties for spacing. Soil Temp: 65-85?F. Days to Emergence: 5-10. Thin To/Mature Plant Spacing: 1'. Seeds/Oz: 200-300. Seed Wt./100' Row: 1/2-2oz. Average Yield/100' Row: 150-200+ lbs. Days to Harvest: 60-110. Seed Viability: 3-5 years. Companions: Beans, Borage, Celery, Corn, Cucumbers, Dill, Marigold, Mint, Nasturtium, Onions, Oregano.
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