Organic Squash, Winter Butternut

Favorite for Making Soup or Pies

Brand: Peaceful Valley    Item Number: SNV8156

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Please note: 2018 seeds will begin shipping in December.

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: Vine
Days To Maturity: 75-110 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: +18"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 25 Seeds

Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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Features

  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

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
Days to Maturity 90 - 120 Days Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growth Habit Vining Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Plant Family Curcubitaceae (Curcubits) Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0
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
Days to Maturity 90 - 120 Days
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.

What You May Need

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 ensure the success of your crop(s).

Reviews

Butternut Squash

This is my favorite squash to grow and eat. It\'s easy to grow. It\'s stores well. I especially like it because it\'s easy to prepare and easy to cook. And it\'s got that classic, sweet, winter squash flavor. I\'ve tried lots of other squash but this is my favorite, both in the garden and in the kitchen.

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good

Started these in the house and they germinated in only 3 days. Look really healthy.

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My favorite winter squash

Easy plant to grow. You can grow this up on a strong trellis. Very prolific plant, makes several fruit per vine. Let it go all summer long and stores pretty well over the winter.

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Butternut!

Love butternut squash! Good seed count in the package. Excellent germination.

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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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