Squash Walthum Butternut (Bell Shape) - Vegetable Seeds

Butternut squash is relatively easy to grow and low maintenance.

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Description for Squash Walthum Butternut (Bell Shape)

Butternut squash is one of the many different kinds of winter squash such as pumpkin. Butternut squash, also known in Australia and New Zealand as butternut pumpkin or gramma, is a type of winter squash. It has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin.

Its a great source of complex carbohydrates and fiber as well as high in potassium, niacin, beta carotene, and iron. It stores well without refrigeration or canning and each vine will yield from 10 to 20 squash if properly maintained.

Common name(s): Butternut pumpkin, gramma
Flower colours: Green
Bloom time: May to June
Max reacahble height: Up to 5 m
Difficulty to grow:: Easy to grow

Planting and care

The butternut squash growing season begins when all danger of frost is past and the soil is well warmed by the sun, about 60 to 65 F. (15-18 C.) at a 4-inch depth. Butternut squash plants are extremely tender and the seedlings will freeze with the slightest frost and seeds will only germinate in warm soil.

Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained soil
Water: Medium
Temperature: 25 to 30 degree C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Squash Walthum Butternut

  • Water a plant when the soil feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season.
  • Try to water the plants in the morning around 8-10am.
  • You should remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and throw in the garbage collector.
  • FFertilize a plant mostly in the spring season.

Typical uses of Squash Walthum Butternut

Special features: Nutritious fruit

Culinary use: Squash is used for the cooking purpose.

Medicinal use: Butternut squash contains beta-carotene.

References

  • https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/growing-butternut-squash.htm
  • https://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/how-to-grow-butternut-squash-from-seed-zbcz1609