The Waltham Butternut Pumpkin has smooth textured orange flesh, which has a delicious nutty sweet flavour. The fruit grows up to 25cm, around 2kg, and has an orange skin and a thick, cylindrical neck, with a small seed cavity. Butternuts yield well and store longer than other pumpkins in cool, dry conditions (up to a year).
Pumpkins require a spacious growing area, fences can be used if garden space is limited.
Sow approx. 2cm deep, Spring, full sun, moist well drained very well composted soil, well rotted animal manure is ideal. Adaptable to most good garden soils but prefers a rich soil with a generous amount of water in full sun. Germination approx. 5 - 10 days. Maturity approx. 90-120 days.
Pinching out the growing tip on a pumpkin plant will divert energy and nutrients to the side branches. This stops the vine from sprawling and taking over the garden; it also encourages fruit formation. Harvest Pumpkins when the stem is brown. Pick with a stem approx 5cm long and dry in the sun before storing.
5 seeds per packet