Gaia Organic Seeds - Waltham Butternut Squash
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Waltham Butternut Squash | Cucurbita moschata | Certified Organic by Ecocert Canada | Annual | Open Pollinated | Heirloom
Vining type. Very popular among growers, smooth textured dark orange flesh. Uniform fruits with smooth, tan skin that is easily peeled with a potato peeler. Selected for uniformity of size, shape and yields. Last long time if cured properly. Fruit weights about 4-5 lbs.
Companion plants: Corn, Pumpkin, Cucumber, Melon, Beans, Peas, Beets, Sunflower, Parsley, Celery.
Far from: Tomato, Eggplant, Potato, Pepper.
Planting tip: Plant directly outside in late May or early June when soil temperature has reached 25°C. It can be started indoors as well, sow 3-4 weeks before the frost. Ready to transplant outside when soil temperature has reached 25°C.
Harvesting tip: Fruit is mature when it has a rich colour and hard rinds that are hard to dent with a fingernail. Another indicator is ground spot getting riper in colour from yellow to cream, gold to orange. Cut 2” stem to avoid rotting from the broken stem. Must cure in dry and warm conditions.
Storage tip: Store at 10-12°C with 55-75% humidity with good air circulation.