Organic squash

Winter squash 'Waltham Butternut'

Organic squash - Winter squash   'Waltham Butternut'

Common Name: Organic squash
Genus: Winter squash
Cultivar: 'Waltham Butternut'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables

Height: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Spread: 1.20 m (120 cm)

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile well drained
  • Rate of growth: fast
  • Hardiness: hardy

    Attractive tan coloured fruits with sweet creamy yellow flesh they have a sweet flavour and are delicious roasted or boiled.

  • Growing Instructions:

    Sow from mid April to June 25mm deep in pots or trays of moist seed compost and germinate at 20C for up to 7 days. Try to sow the seeds on their edge to ensure reliable germination. Alternatively sow outdoors in rich soil in full sun from mid May to the end of June 25mm deep at 120cm spacing. Pot on individual seedlings into small pots of compost keep barely moist to prevent stems from rotting and protect from strong sunlight with a sheet of newspaper. Plant out allowing 120cm between plants each way once frost risk has passed. Make sure you keep them well watered and mulch regularly. You can start cropping from June and if you harvest the fruits regularly you will get a heavier crop over a longer season. Harvest all fruits before heavy frost and they can be stored indoors at 10C for several months.