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Winter Squash Waltham Butternut
Waltham Butternut Squash seeds produce elongated pear shaped fruit which have a light orange golden colour with deeper orange flesh. They have a small seeds cavity inside. Scoop out the seeds before roasting or baking for a stunning taste. The plants can grow to heights of up to 2 metres tall, and each one produces 3-4 fruits. The average size of a waltham butternut squash is around 22cm long (9") and 2kg in weight. These have a sweet taste but they get even sweeter after maturing. This variety matures in late autumn for winter storage. Prefers full sun!
Product Part Number: 12301
When to sow
When to Sow Waltham Butternut Squash Seeds
April to May underglass or Mid May to June outside
Where to Sow
Sow these butternut squash seed on edge 1.5cm (1/2") deep to prevent rotting in pots or trays during April to May 2.5cm (1") apart under glass at 20°C (68°F) using good quality seed sowing compost. Sow outdoors mid-May to June direct into growing site 1.5cm (1/2") deep 2 to 3 seeds in each position 60cm (24") apart.
What to do next
Greenhouse sowings should be gradually hardened off once they have developed the first pair of rough leaves and transplanted to growing site in late-May to early-June 60cm (24") apart once all risk of frost has past. Outdoor sowings should be thinned to one plant per station.
September to October. (Around 100 days after transplanting)
A good source of pro-vitamin A, vitamins B1, C and E.
If harvested when young you can peel with a knife or potato peeler, but if left till fully mature they do go as hard as a brick, and can only be cut into with a Saw or a chopper and hammer!! Mary Berry was mentioning that she had problems getting into them if fruits were fully mature.