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