SQUASH BUTTERNUT - SEED

SQUASH BUTTERNUT - SEED

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SQUASH BUTTERNUT

Description
Waltham Butternut Squash Seeds (Winter Type) 2260 Heirloom Vegetable. An excellent squash, weighing on average 1.5-2.3 kg (3.5-5 lbs). Creamy-yellow coloured fruit has a small seed cavity and a bulbous end with solid, smooth skin and deep orange flesh. A large, vigorous growing vine and heavy producer. The already great taste will improve with storage.

How to Grow
10-12 seed/gram Squash are a hot weather crop. They need full sun and deep, rich, well drained, organic soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5. Before planting, work in lots of compost. Directly plant seed outdoors from late May to mid June 2.5 cm (1″) deep in hills 2.4 m (8′) apart with 4-6 seeds per hill. After germination, thin to 3 plants per hill. Seed can be started indoors 3 weeks before the plant out date. Squash do not transplant well–use paper or fibre pots that can be set directly in the soil. Protect mature squash from frost and cold temperatures.

LIFECYCLE
Annual

PROPAGATION
Start Indoors or Sow Direct Late Spring

DAYS TO EMERGENCE
7 to 10

LIGHT
Full Sun

GROWTH HABIT
Vining

FROST TOLERANCE
Killed by Frost

DAYS TO HARVEST
85

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY
Easy

HERITAGE
Heirloom

FAMILY NAME
Cucurbitaceae

LATIN
Cucurbita moschata