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Waltham Butternut Winter Squash Seeds

Cucurbita moschata

5.00 (9 reviews)
  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Gardeners with short growing seasons may want to start their Waltham Butternut squash seeds indoors a month before the last expected frost. Since squashes do not take well to transplanting, peat pots are the best option. Plant two seeds per pot, later clipping off the weaker seedling. Harden the seedlings by exposing them to the weather for several hours at a time during the week before transplanting. About a week after the last frost or when the soil temperature reaches an average of 60 degrees F, plant the seedlings in very rich soil 8-10' apart in rows 10-12' apart. Another option is to plant the seedlings in hills of two, 8-10' apart. To direct sow, plant the seeds a week after frost 1/2" deep, 3-4' apart and thin to 8-10' apart. For companion planting benefits, plant winter squash seeds along with corn but avoid planting them with potatoes.

Growing: Since squash seedlings do not tolerate frost, provide protective coverings if cold weather threatens. Keep the soil moist at all times, but avoid getting the leaves wet as this can cause diseases such as rot or mildew. When the vines begin to develop, a layer of mulch will help conserve moisture and control weeds; mulch also will keep the squashes clean and protect them from too much soil contact. By midsummer, pinch off all the blooms to concentrate the plant's energy on the developing squashes. Waltham Butternut resists the squash borer.

Harvesting: Squashes can be harvested as soon as the stem begins to dry and the skin becomes too hard to pierce with a fingernail. Because cold weather can damage squashes, they should be harvested before the first frost. Cut the stem with a sharp knife, leaving a 2-3" length." Do not carry the squash by the stem; if the stem breaks off, use it as soon as possible, since this causes the squash to deteriorate quickly. Cure the squashes in the sun or a dry location until the stem shrivels; do not wash the ones you intend to store. Waltham Butternut can be harvested while young as a summer squash in addition to being harvested when it reaches its full maturity; this squash stores very well and is one of the most popular squashes for baking.

Seed Saving: By the time the squash has been cured, the seeds are mature. Cut the squash open, remove the pulp and seeds, and rinse off the pulp. Put the mixture in a bowl of water to remove the remaining pulp; the good seeds will sink. Remove the good seeds and spread them out to dry for 2-3 weeks, stirring them at times to make sure they dry completely. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place for up to 4 years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Cucurbita moschata

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 310

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 24 Inches

Color: Green

Waltham Butternut Winter Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By Garden Enthusiast

Great product

We are looking forward to planting these squash. My order was promptly filled and delivered.

Waltham Butternut Winter Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By cl in Utah

great

I love the mylar package that zips shut!

Waltham Butternut Winter Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By Squash

Butternut seed

I love the Mylar resealable packaging and the seeds to be large and dry and seem to be germinating well.

Waltham Butternut Winter Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By Neal Himmerich

great seed source

Great source for garden seeds. Excellent prices and you can't beat the packaging.

Waltham Butternut Winter Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By Darwin Peebles

Love packaging. High hopes for seeds.

Waltham Butternut Winter Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By kenny summitt

Butternut squash

Great value quick service

Waltham Butternut Winter Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By James Woods

A good product

Came quickly, at a very fair price.

Waltham Butternut Winter Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By Nelson Jefferson

Good

The package is excellent and the seeds grow well. Thanks to everwilde!

Waltham Butternut Winter Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By Paul Kezis

Butternut aquash;

Really old;
I speak of myself. I have been a good to excellent customer for over 5 years, I have never had a bad experience with anything . I say that of services, product and information. All is totally excellent. seriously useful/.
Paul in Gods country Kansas USA

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1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $5.96 -+
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1 Lb Mylar (454g) $22.80 -+
5 Lb Mylar (2.27kg) $102.60 -+
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Waltham Butternut is the most popular butternut - it has a more uniform shape and size with fewer crooknecks, as well as better interior texture and color than older varieties! These squashes take about 100 days to be 12" long and weigh 5 pounds. This variety is easy to grow and has high yields that can be stored away for the winter.
Bob Young of Waltham, Massachusetts patiently cultivated this winter squash seed for years; his efforts resulted in a squash of uniform shape and a hard rind that keeps exceptionally well. Developed in the 1940s, it became an AAS Award winner in 1970 and continues to set the standard in butternut squash.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Gardeners with short growing seasons may want to start their Waltham Butternut squash seeds indoors a month before the last expected frost. Since squashes do not take well to transplanting, peat pots are the best option. Plant two seeds per pot, later clipping off the weaker seedling. Harden the seedlings by exposing them to the weather for several hours at a time during the week before transplanting. About a week after the last frost or when the soil temperature reaches an average of 60 degrees F, plant the seedlings in very rich soil 8-10' apart in rows 10-12' apart. Another option is to plant the seedlings in hills of two, 8-10' apart. To direct sow, plant the seeds a week after frost 1/2" deep, 3-4' apart and thin to 8-10' apart. For companion planting benefits, plant winter squash seeds along with corn but avoid planting them with potatoes.

Growing: Since squash seedlings do not tolerate frost, provide protective coverings if cold weather threatens. Keep the soil moist at all times, but avoid getting the leaves wet as this can cause diseases such as rot or mildew. When the vines begin to develop, a layer of mulch will help conserve moisture and control weeds; mulch also will keep the squashes clean and protect them from too much soil contact. By midsummer, pinch off all the blooms to concentrate the plant's energy on the developing squashes. Waltham Butternut resists the squash borer.

Harvesting: Squashes can be harvested as soon as the stem begins to dry and the skin becomes too hard to pierce with a fingernail. Because cold weather can damage squashes, they should be harvested before the first frost. Cut the stem with a sharp knife, leaving a 2-3" length." Do not carry the squash by the stem; if the stem breaks off, use it as soon as possible, since this causes the squash to deteriorate quickly. Cure the squashes in the sun or a dry location until the stem shrivels; do not wash the ones you intend to store. Waltham Butternut can be harvested while young as a summer squash in addition to being harvested when it reaches its full maturity; this squash stores very well and is one of the most popular squashes for baking.

Seed Saving: By the time the squash has been cured, the seeds are mature. Cut the squash open, remove the pulp and seeds, and rinse off the pulp. Put the mixture in a bowl of water to remove the remaining pulp; the good seeds will sink. Remove the good seeds and spread them out to dry for 2-3 weeks, stirring them at times to make sure they dry completely. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place for up to 4 years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Cucurbita moschata

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 310

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 24 Inches

Color: Green

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 9 reviews
5.0

Review By Garden Enthusiast

Great product

We are looking forward to planting these squash. My order was promptly filled and delivered.

5.0

Review By cl in Utah

great

I love the mylar package that zips shut!

5.0

Review By Squash

Butternut seed

I love the Mylar resealable packaging and the seeds to be large and dry and seem to be germinating well.

5.0

Review By Neal Himmerich

great seed source

Great source for garden seeds. Excellent prices and you can't beat the packaging.

5.0

Review By Darwin Peebles

Love packaging. High hopes for seeds.

5.0

Review By kenny summitt

Butternut squash

Great value quick service

5.0

Review By James Woods

A good product

Came quickly, at a very fair price.

5.0

Review By Nelson Jefferson

Good

The package is excellent and the seeds grow well. Thanks to everwilde!

5.0

Review By Paul Kezis

Butternut aquash;

Really old;
I speak of myself. I have been a good to excellent customer for over 5 years, I have never had a bad experience with anything . I say that of services, product and information. All is totally excellent. seriously useful/.
Paul in Gods country Kansas USA