Waltham Butternut Winter Squash - Packet

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DL013901
Waltham Butternut squash is our favorite for roasting along with carrots for a carrot butternut squash soup. Roasting winter squash brings out deeper flavors and makes the squash easier to peel. An improved variety of the original Butternut squash introduced in 1944, expect a generous yield off a single plant.
Plant Information
An "All-America Selections" winner, Waltham Butternut winter squash is an improved variety of the original Butternut squash introduced in 1944. The vigorous vines produce generous yields of bottle-shaped fruits with bulbous bases and narrower tops, each up to 10 inches long and weighing about 5 pounds. Their tan-colored skin is very shiny and ever-so-slightly ridged, and their dark orange flesh is thick, fine-grained, and sweet. Waltham Butternut winter squash is delightful when sliced into bite-sized chunks then baked or steamed. Or mash it up as a savory side that's much healthier than mashed potatoes. Winter squash takes longer to vine ripen than summer squash, but it's definitely worth the wait because of how extremely well it keeps. Winter squash varieties have much tougher exteriors than their summer counterparts, so they're hardier when it comes to storage and keep for months at a time. Waltham Butternut winter squash will keep up to 6 months! They also have their own unique set of delicious culinary uses. Winter squash varieties are the mainstays when it comes to baking, roasting, and stuffing, and can't be beat when it comes to creating all of those comfort foods that make long winters a little more tolerable. To increase the longevity of your Waltham squash, harvest with at least 2 inches of stem still intact.
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SKUDL013901
Item Package Size
Packet
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 40 seeds per packet
Botanical Name
Cucurbita pepo
How To Grow
Direct sow or start indoors
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Planting Depth
1-11/2 inches
Seed Spacing
24-36 inches (3-4/hill)
Row Spacing
3-6 feet
Space After Thinning
3-6 feet
Days To Germinate
5-10 days
Days To Maturity
90-110
Growth Rate
Slow
Tolerates
Heat
Seed Life Cycle
Annuals
Certifications
Heirloom
Advantages
Edible
Additional Information
Landreth's Original
Item Unit Of Measure
Packet
Ships As
Seed
Ships To Canada
Yes
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