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Organic Squash, Winter Butternut

Favorite for Making Soup or Pies

Brand: Peaceful Valley    Item Number: SNV8156

$1.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$1.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Winter Squash - Butternut - Cucurbita moschata

Tender Annual This is the only northern-friendly butternut. The 10"-12" buff-colored fruit is uniform, and the semi-bush plants produce extensive runners which are quite productive. Its dry, fine-grained flesh has a good, sweet, squash flavor. A favorite for making "pumpkin" pie or a hearty winter soup.

Did You Know? Winter squash is an excellent source of beta-carotene and a good source of potassium, niacin, and iron.

Soil & Water: Provide squash plants with deep mounds of organic matter, rich soil, and heavy, even water. All squash are extremely frost sensitive, so use mulch to heat soils in early spring and row covers to protect from frost at both ends of the growing cycle, especially in short growing seasons.

Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost, or sow seed directly once soils are at least 70F.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when stems begin to shrivel or you can no longer pierce the skin with a thumbnail, but be sure to harvest before the first hard frost. Cut squash from the vine leaving 2"-3" of stem attached. Allow to cure in the sun for 10 days to finish hardening the skins. Store in cool, dry conditions.

Soil Temperature: 70-95°F
Planting Depth: 3/4"-1"
Germination: 6-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 12"-18"
Days To Maturity: 75-110 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: +18"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 25 Seeds

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s). Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
Buy with confidence and plant the best!

Features

  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Brand Peaceful Valley Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Product Life Cycle Tender Annual
Planting Time Summer Approximate Harvest Time Late Summer, Early Fall, Late Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature 70-95°F Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growth Habit Vining Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Plant Family Curcubitaceae (Curcubits) Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0
Brand Peaceful Valley
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Tender Annual
Planting Time Summer
Approximate Harvest Time Late Summer, Early Fall, Late Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature 70-95°F
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growth Habit Vining
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Plant Family Curcubitaceae (Curcubits)
Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Provide squash plants with deep mounds of organic matter, rich soil, and heavy, even water. All squash are extremely frost sensitive, so use mulch to heat soils in early spring and row covers to protect from frost at both ends of the growing cycle, especially in short growing seasons.

Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost, or sow seed directly once soils are at least 70°F.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when stems begin to shrivel or you can no longer pierce the skin with a thumbnail, but be sure to harvest before the first hard frost. Cut squash from the vine leaving 2"-3" of stem attached. Allow to cure in the sun for 10 days to finish hardening the skins. Store in cool, dry conditions.

Videos & Articles

Videos

Articles

October 29, 2013 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
Everybody wants to grow pumpkins. Those beneficent big guys of the vegetable world do take up a lot of garden space, so before you start making hills for the seeds, ponder what you want to do with the… read more »
September 24, 2010 - Linda
As the season winds down, I think about what a strange weather year we had in the Sierra Foothills. It was like a roller-coaster ride for the poor plants and we’re so happy we had the foresight to… read more »
June 9, 2010 - Suzanne at Peaceful Valley
Growing vegetables vertically not only saves space but yields healthier more productive plants. Sky’s the limit on the various materials, shapes and sizes of garden supports. Some vegetables do better… read more »

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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

Guarantee

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s).

Reviews

Sweet Buttery Taste

I love growing this squash, plant it, water it and in the fall collect all of the fruit. So easy to grow.

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Great Keepers

Great keepers with a delicious flavor even after months of storage.

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Sweet and Deeply Colored

This squash was so sweet I almost couldn't believe it. It had smooth, deep orange flesh that was nothing like it's grocery store counter-parts. It matured well and I got good sized squash off of the vines. I'm definitely growing this next year, it's a winner.

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