Waltham Butternut squash are high yielding, uniformly shaped and reach 8 to 10 inches long. They have smooth cream colored skin and a sweet flesh with a small seed cavity.
How to Grow Waltham Butternut Squash
- Latin Name: Cucurbita moschata
- Days to Maturity: 100
- Hardiness Zone: 3- 9
- Soil ph: 6.0 to 6.8
- Temperature: Warm
- Light Preference: Full sun or partial shade
- Depth: ½"
- Plant Space: 24"
- Pests/disease: Cucumber beetles, squash bugs, and vine borers/powdery mildew, downy mildew, bacterial wilt, and phytophthora
- Seed Count:
- 1 oz- Approximately 190 seeds
- 4 oz- Approximately 760 seeds
- 1 lb- Approximately 3,400 seeds
Harvest should be done prior to hard frosts. Carefully cut fruits from vines. Expose fruits for 5-7 days to cure by sun or cure indoors by keeping squash at 80-85°F/27-29°C and 80-85% relative humidity (RH) with good air ventilation.