Waltham Butternut Winter Squash Seed

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All-America Selections Winner. Butternut squash is a winter comfort food like no other. Waltham’s rich, sweet golden-orange flesh adapts to so many recipes and is highly nutritious. Bake with a little nutmeg and serve as-is, or pureé for soups and authentic Northern Italian ravioli. Seeds can be roasted and salted and eaten as a snack, like pumpkin seeds. Expect 4 to 5 fruits per plant; solid stems resist squash vine borers. Heat-tolerant. Stores for months!

  • Type: Annual
  • Days to germinate: 5-10
  • Days to maturity: 100
  • Sun/shade: Full sun
  • Start indoors: Not recommended
  • Direct-sow outdoors: 1-2 weeks after last frost; planting depth: 1”
  • Spacing: 3 seeds in a mound every 36”; thin to 2 plants when leaves are 3”. * Plant rows 6-8’ apart.
  • Mature height: 8’ vine
  • Produce size: 8”-12” long
  • Suitable for container growing: No
  • Year of discovery: 1940; originated in Massachusetts

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