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Squash Waltham Butternut

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Squash Waltham Butternut is an All-American Selection. It's one of the best, most popular varieties of winter squash. Its sweet, dry, orange-colored flesh makes it ideal for baking, as well as for pies. These plants are very productive and produce squash high in vitamin A.

Flavor: The sweet taste is enhanced if stored for a while prior to cutting

Preparation Ideas: Cut in half to butter the center of each half, then sprinkle with brown sugar and season with salt and pepper

Plant Type: Vegetable

Fill Weight (grams): 3.7

Grows Best In: Full Sun

Days to Germination: 7-10 Days

Days to Maturity: 85 Days

Growth Type: Winter

Planting Depth: 1"

Seed Spacing: 6'/6'

Instructions: After all danger of frost, in a sunny location, sow a few seeds spaced evenly over a hill 9 to 12 inches tall and 2 feet across. When the plants are 3 inches tall, thin by cutting all but the 3 strongest seedlings per hill. To avoid weeding, mulch heavily around plants and in the rows.

Suggestions: Don't cut winter squash from the vine until firmly ripe (when you have a hard time making a dent in the shell with your thumbnail). Harvest before hard frost.

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