Waltham Butternut squash is an All-America Selections (AAS) winner, considered the gold standard for large butternut squash. The large fruits have thick, straight necks and small seed cavities. The flesh is smooth and sweet, and the flavor only improves after a couple months of storage. Mature fruits can weigh up to 6 pounds.
- full sun
- 6.0 to 6.8
- 2 to 9
- 8 to 10 feet apart
- at least 1 inch per week
- Mild and sweet flavor
- 4 to 5 foot spread
- 85 to 105 days to maturity, depending on your seed source
Do you grow Waltham Butternut squash? If so, please tell us your top tips for ensuring a delicious harvest.
I manually pollinate as many female flowers as possible to get a great yield.