Grow a garden filled with Waltham Butternut Squash, from freshly harvested Cucurbita pepo seeds. Waltham Butternut is an heirloom variety of Winter Squash that produces 10 to 12 inch, oblong fruits. The outer skin is a creamy yellow and it's inner flesh is golden yellow / orange. The inner flesh of Waltham Butternut is extremely sweet and stringless, making it one of the best varieties to bake with. The fruits themselves weigh in at roughly 4 to 6 pounds each. The plants will reach a mature height of 12 to 24 inches tall, and will vine outwards, taking up roughly 6 feet of garden space. Harvest your Waltham Butternut Squash in about 95 days.
Squash plants, like pumpkins, are grown as annual plants. Annuals will grow quickly, producing vines, leaves and fruits through the warm months of summer. After harvesting the Squash from it's vines, the plants will wilt soon after, with the first killing frost. Squash plants can be regrown the following season if you manage to save some of the seeds within the Squash itself.
Waltham Butternut is one of the many varieties of Squash that we have to offer. Check out our Squash category for a wide variety of other options available. You might also be interested in our Pumpkins and Gourds as well.
What is the difference between Winter and Summer Squash?
First and foremost, Squash in general, both develop and produce fruits in the summer months, up until early Autumn. The main difference is based upon harvesting, consumption, as well as the use for your Summer or Winter Squash. Summer Squash is best enjoyed when harvested early, while it's fruits have a tender skin. While Winter Squash will take up to 50 to 60 percent longer to develop and can be harvest later in the season. Winter Squash fruits, such as Table Queen, Burgess Buttercup, Sweet Meat and Waltham Butternut, will have a thicker outer skin and a sweeter inner flesh, making them perfect for baking and stuffing. Summer Squash, such as Prolific Straightneck, Crookneck, Early white Scallop and Zucchini, are best consumed raw, steamed or cooked.
This Winter Squash seed packet is 3.25″ x 4.50″ in dimension and includes a clear & colorful illustration on the front. It also includes detailed seed sowing instructions on the reverse side as well.
All Winter Squash seeds sold by Seed Needs are Non-GMO based seed products and are intended for the current and the following growing season. All seeds are produced from open pollinated plants, stored in a temperature controlled facility and constantly moved out due to popularity.