WALTHAM BUTTERNUT SQUASH
WALTHAM BUTTERNUT SQUASH

WALTHAM BUTTERNUT SQUASH

Regular price
R 126.00
Sale price
R 126.00

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • HEALTHY, PRODUCTIVE PLANTS
  • GOOD QUALITY
  • GOOD FLAVOUR

Waltham Imported is a superior selection of Cucurbita moschata type butternut with small to medium size. The fruit is very uniform for an open pollinated variety and has good fruit quality. Plants are vigorous and are widely adapted. Yield potential is average but very good for an open pollinated variety. Fruit weigh 600 – 1 500 g with a cylindrical shape and a bulbous blossom end. The rind is smooth with a tan colour when mature. The mature fruit has a good shelf life and internal quality.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Waltham is not suggested for cool season plantings as small fruit are produced

DESCRIPTION

CHARACTERISTIC*: WALTHAM
KIND: Squash (Cucurbita moschata (Duchesne) Duchesne ex Poiret)
TYPE: Butternut squash
MATURITY: 90 – 100 days to harvest as mature fruit
SEASON: Widely adapted for production after danger of frost has passed, but best suited to warm season production
PLANT TYPE: Full vine
FRUIT SHAPE: Cylindrical, with a bulbous blossom end
RIND COLOUR: Tan
YIELD POTENTIAL: 20 – 25 t/ha
MATURE HARVEST MASS: 600 – 1 500 g in summer
SHELF LIFE (MATURE FRUIT): Good
UNIFORMITY: Average
POPULATION GUIDE: Final stand of 12 000 – 20 000 plants per ha
DISEASE REACTION: 
MARKETS / END USE: Fresh market
SPECIAL FEATURES: Good yield, size and shelf life

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