***WALTHAM BUTTERNUT*** The orange flesh stays firm when cooked, and it stores very well too. Reliable, productive. Long-keeper!!! Description: Butternut squash is one of the most blandly colored yet sweetest and most richly flavored of the winter squashes. Once baked (for about 45-60 minutes at 400 degrees), its yellow-orange flesh is smooth as silk. Slice into it with a fork, and billows of steam rise up. It's equally delicious eaten plain or in soups (try it with curry flavors, with apples, topped with toasted nuts or seeds). Butternut squash is also easy to grow. Push a few seeds into the earth, keep them watered for their first couple weeks, and then--in most years--you can forget about them until October. Just don't get caught off guard by an early frost: once nipped, the fruits develop soft spots and quickly go bad in storage. How to Grow Waltham Butternut Squash Sow the seeds directly, six to eight seeds per hill, anytime from mid-May to late June; any later than this and the squash will not have time to mature before frost. Hills should be spaced about four feet apart. Thin each hill to healthiest three or four seedlings. As summer wanes, winter squash matures. Harvest when the squash are hard, firm, and unable to be dented easily with a fingernail. Squash must cure before being stored for the winter. A well-ventilated greenhouse is perfect for this, but the field works well, too, if the weather is settled and warm. Avoid at all costs letting squash be nipped by frost while curing; this will create soft spots on the fruit that will lead to swift spoilage (eat such fruits quickly or process and freeze). Butternuts, Spaghetti, and Blue Hubbard Squash--as well as Long Island Cheese Pumpkins--will store easily until spring; other pumpkins will store for several weeks only. The seeds are factory packed in paper envelopes. Germinating power is tested, best before 12.2017.
Heirloom winter squash. Light nutty flavour.
Organic, Heirloom , GMO free.
Botanical name: Cucurbita moschata
Envelope content 2.0 g of seeds (approx. 6 - 12 seeds)