Squash - Waltham Butternut
An excellent strain of butternut developed by the Waltham Mass. Ag experiment Station. Skin color is a creamy yellow and flesh is a deep golden orange. It's seeds are few and all are located in the middle bottom. Can be served either baked or boiled, its quality is exceptional, entirely free of stringiness.
Allow the fruits to remain on the vine until fully matured. Handle carefully and store in a moderately warm, dry place during the winter.
Planting time - spring or indoors 4-6 weeks earlier
Matures in - 95 days
Germinates in - 10-14 days
Sowing depth - 1/2 inch
Hill spacing - 6-8 feet
Seed spacing - 3-5 seeds in a ring about 2 inches across.
Thinning - when plants are 2-3 inches tall, thin to 3 or 4 of the strongest plants in each hill
Net weight 2.5 G (Estimated 30 seeds)
Bulk Squash seed available.
250 Seeds/oz. Plant 1/2oz per 100ft row.
2lbs of Squash seed needed per acre.
Average Squash yield per acre - 8-10 tons.