Organic Waltham-Butternut Squash Seeds
Grown and harvested in Ontario, organic Waltham-Butternut Squash seeds take 105 days to reach maturity. The standard butternut. Light tan-coloured winter squash with small seed cavities and thick cylindrical necks without crooks. Uniform fruits average 9” long and average 4 – 5 lbs. The flesh is smooth textured and has a unique sweet flavour, particularly after 2 months storage. Average yield of 4 – 5 fruits per plant.
Plant squash indoors 2-3 weeks before your last frost date or direct seed outdoors once the soil has warmed to 21 degrees Celsius. Sow seeds 2.5 cm deep Sow 2-3 seeds 30 cm apart and thin to the strongest seedling. Provide plants with lots of high quality compost or organic fertilizer for strong healthy growth. If cucumber beetles are a problem, cover the young plants with floating row cover until they start to flower, then remove cloth so pollination can occur.
About Organic Seeds
What are organic seeds? An organic seed is an unaltered seed that comes from a purely raised plant with no genetic modification and that has not been affected by chemical applications or additives. Because organic growers are not permitted to use synthetic pesticides on their plants, the plants naturally become adapted to withstand pests and other natural enemies such as harsh weather. They have to, in order to defend themselves. When organic seed is used, the plants have that intrinsic strength. In other words, the flavour, colour, nutrition, and natural defenses are bred into the seed.