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Waltham Butternut Squash Heirloom

€4,25 EUR

Waltham butternut squash is a heirloom variety of winter squash.  The Waltham Butternut winter squash variety produces very vigorous vines. The pear-shaped squash fruits have a creamy or buff-colored skin and an excellent sweet orange flesh with fine texture. The fruits reach on average 9'  long. This squash can also be eaten as a summer squash if harvested early.

Scientific Name: Cucurbita moschata

Plant Life Cycle: annual

Optimal Germination Temperature: 18C

Germination time in days: 7-14 Days

Indicative Days to maturity: 90-100 days

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil requirement: rich, well-drained soil

Sowing and cultivation: Sow indoors from late March through April if growing in the greenhouse, or late April through May to transplant outdoors.Sow direct outdoors from late May. Seeds should be planted 2 cm deep in good size pots, 1-2 seeds per pot/cell. Thin to keep the strongest seedling. When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into bigger pots.Place in a propagator before transplanting outside. Leave 60-80 cm between the plants