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Organic Waltham Butternut Winter Squash Art Pack

Organic Waltham Butternut Winter Squash Art Pack

Nature's Nutty Delight

Waltham Butternut Winter Squash, scientifically known as Cucurbita moschata, is a renowned cultivar prized for its exceptional flavor and versatility. This cultivar originated in Waltham, Massachusetts, where it was developed by Robert W. Darrow and Charles Legget in the mid-20th century. It quickly gained popularity among gardeners and home cooks for its outstanding qualities.

The Waltham Butternut Winter Squash plant is a vigorous and sprawling vine that produces elongated, bell-shaped fruits. These fruits are known for their smooth, tan skin and vibrant orange flesh. They typically weigh between 3 to 6 pounds and can grow up to 12 inches in length. The sweet and nutty flavor of the fruit is a culinary delight, making it a favorite choice for soups, casseroles, and roasting.

One of the significant advantages of growing Waltham Butternut Winter Squash is its adaptability to a variety of growing conditions. It thrives in well-draining soil with a pH level around 6.0 to 7.0. This cultivar is well-suited to regions with a long growing season, as it requires approximately 85-100 days to reach maturity from planting seeds. It's best to sow the seeds directly in the garden when the danger of frost has passed, ensuring that the soil temperature is consistently above 60°F (15°C).

Waltham Butternut Winter Squash is not only delicious but also nutritious. It is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and dietary fiber. Additionally, it stores exceptionally well, making it a staple in many households throughout the winter months.

Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a beginner, Waltham Butternut Winter Squash is a rewarding addition to your garden, offering both culinary delight and nutritional benefits. Its rich flavor and adaptability make it a favorite choice for those seeking to enjoy the taste of homegrown produce during the colder months.

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Description

Waltham Butternut Winter Squash, scientifically known as Cucurbita moschata, is a renowned cultivar prized for its exceptional flavor and versatility. This cultivar originated in Waltham, Massachusetts, where it was developed by Robert W. Darrow and Charles Legget in the mid-20th century. It quickly gained popularity among gardeners and home cooks for its outstanding qualities.

The Waltham Butternut Winter Squash plant is a vigorous and sprawling vine that produces elongated, bell-shaped fruits. These fruits are known for their smooth, tan skin and vibrant orange flesh. They typically weigh between 3 to 6 pounds and can grow up to 12 inches in length. The sweet and nutty flavor of the fruit is a culinary delight, making it a favorite choice for soups, casseroles, and roasting.

One of the significant advantages of growing Waltham Butternut Winter Squash is its adaptability to a variety of growing conditions. It thrives in well-draining soil with a pH level around 6.0 to 7.0. This cultivar is well-suited to regions with a long growing season, as it requires approximately 85-100 days to reach maturity from planting seeds. It's best to sow the seeds directly in the garden when the danger of frost has passed, ensuring that the soil temperature is consistently above 60°F (15°C).

Waltham Butternut Winter Squash is not only delicious but also nutritious. It is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and dietary fiber. Additionally, it stores exceptionally well, making it a staple in many households throughout the winter months.

Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a beginner, Waltham Butternut Winter Squash is a rewarding addition to your garden, offering both culinary delight and nutritional benefits. Its rich flavor and adaptability make it a favorite choice for those seeking to enjoy the taste of homegrown produce during the colder months.

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Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 3.5"L x 3.5"W x 0.25"H

Features

  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
USDA Growing Zone: 3 - 10
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Growth Habit : Vining
Life Cycle : Tender Annual
Plant Family : Curcubitaceae (Curcubits)
Planting Time : Summer
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun

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.

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