Squash 'Waltham Butternut' is an heirloom variety has large, 3-6 lb. fruits that store well. The yellow-orange flesh has a delicious, nutty flavor.
Unlike some types of squash, butternut squash vines are not susceptible to squash bugs. Waltham Butternut was an All-America Selections winner in 1970. Latin name: Cucurbita moschata.
Waltham butternut squash is easy to prepare because you don't need an axe to cut it. Just cut off the stem end, slice it in half lengthwise, and bake it cut side down in a glass baking dish with a little water to keep it from drying out.
Sowing Squash 'Waltham Butternut' Seeds
Sow squash seeds outdoors after the last frost date in warm soil, 1" deep. Space plants 2' apart in rows. Or sow in hills spaced 4-6' apart. Thin to 3 plants per hill. Full sun.
Squash 'Waltham Butternut'
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