Squash, Waltham Butternut

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Geography/History:
It is the most popular variety among other butternut squashes and originates from Waltham Massachusetts and was developed by Robert E. Young at the Waltham Experiment Station.

Nutritional Value:
Waltham Butternut Squash is sweet and rich in taste. It is good for health specially for the adolescents. It is rich in vitamin A and also vitamin B-complex. It also has proteins and minerals and is undoubtedly beneficial.

Sun:                              Full
Spacing:                       3′ – 4″
Height:                        12″ – 18”
Optimum Soil Ph:    5.5 to 7.5
Days To Maturity:    95
Sowing Method:       Outdoors

Planting/Growing Tips:

Germination temperature: 60 F to 105 F – Will not germinate in cold soil. Wait to plant until soil reaches at least 65 F — preferably 70 F or more. Germinates best at 95 F. Days to emergence: 5 to 10 – Should germinate in less than a week with soil temperature of 70 F and adequate moisture.

 

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