Squash: Butternut

Squash: Butternut - Seeds & Bulbs

Winter Squash
Waltham Butternut

Cucurbita moschata

Nothing beats the rich, sweet flavor of winter squash. Waltham butternut is particularly exciting: solid stems resist boring type insects, excellent nutty flavor, and wonderful flesh texture. Don't worry about growing too much - it stores for months! An All America winner.

When to Sow Outside: After last frost date and when soil temperatures have risen above 60 degrees.
When to Sow Inside: Not normally recommended, but in very short season climates you can start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost. Sow in individual pots for easy transplanting.
Seed Depth: 1"
Seed Spacing: 6 - 8 seeds per hill
Hill Spacing: 6' to 8'
Days to Emerge: 5 - 10
Thinning: When plants have several leaves, thin to 3 per hill.

One packet plants 7 hills or 21 plants after thinning.

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