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Product ID Seed1698

Squash , Butternut - Waltham's Medium (Late cropping)

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Cucurbita moschata, Medium size Fruits - 'Late cropping', Originated in Waltham, Massachusetts USA, With a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin. It has brownish-yellow skin & orange fleshy pulp. When ripe, it turns deep orange, becoming sweeter & richer, it can be roasted, toasted, puréed (to make a soup) or mashed into soups, casseroles, bread, & muffins. It has very little seed cavity, thicker & straighter necks, fruits earlier & produces more flesh per fruit. Originally a cross of ’New Hampshire Butternut’ with a wild African squash. Average weight of 2 kg, Seed Count Approx - 8 avg
 
 SOWING - Squash will not germinate in cold soil & needs a warm spot, well-drained & fertile soil with plenty of composted organic matter to conserve moisture;. Planting should be delayed until the soil has warmed (can be started in a greenhouse mid-March onward, plant out end Mayish), Sow directly insitu after a threat of frost has passed. Sow one inch deep in hills or rows spaced 24 to 36 in apart, Harvest just before frosts when the stems dry & turn brown.

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