Classic butternut squash for all your favorite recipes, in a hardy Southwest-adapted landrace. Buttery, rich flavor packed with nutrients. They produce abundantly even in short seasons. Landrace of dryland butternuts from Cortez, CO and various Waltham Butternuts (originally grown by Bob Young of Waltham, Massachusetts in 1970). Fruits display their diversity of genetics with a variability in shape--mainly cylindrical of various statures but also a few round fruits--and color--mostly various shades of tan-orange but also some green patterning. Great for low water & Southwestern gardens.
Planting Instructions: Start indoors 3 weeks before last frost and transplant after all danger of frost has passed. Or seed outdoors after frost if your growing season is at least 100 days long. Plant 2-3" deep in mounds of well-draining soil. Mounds should be at least 5 feet apart. Vines are large and sprawling.
Seed Saving Instructions: Select as many of your tastiest, fully mature fruits as possible for seed saving. Cut open squash and lay seeds out to dry on a screen or cloth. You may rinse them in a strainer if needed. Store seeds in a paper or mesh bag in a cool, dark and dry location.
Limited Stock: Approx 15 seeds/packet