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Squash, Winter, Waltham Butternut

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83-115 days - AAS /1970, most popular butternut, more uniform shape and size, fewer crooknecks, better interior texture and color than older varieties. Fruits are 8 to 12in. x 3½in., and weigh from 3-6 bs. Smooth light-tan skin color, thick cylindrical necks, small seed cavity, rich dry yellowish orange flesh, nutty flavor. Vigorous vines, higher yields. Good storage.

Cultural data: field planting
Growing season: Warm season
Days to maturity: 85-95 days
Germination relative to soil temperature: 70ºF and higher.
Cultural information: Sow seeds in slightly moist soil, avoid over-watering or soggy soil. Sow 1½?-2? deep.
Seed count: Approx. 135 seeds/oz. or 2,200 seeds/lb.
Projected seed usage: 1 oz./100 ft. rows 3-4 lb./acre.
Diseases and pests: Cucumber beetles, squash bugs and vine borers, bacterial wilt.
Harvesting: When stem is drying, cut 1? from fruit. Cure fruit in the field.