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at Ireland Street Orchards

330  Ireland Street

Chesterfield, Ma 01084

May - July

Monday- Sunday 9a.m.- 5p.m.


Chris Reid and Anna Maunz

home: 413-238-4212

cell: 717-357-0404

P.O. Box 251

Worthington, Ma 01098

Online orders will be availble for pick up at our farm stand beginning in May!

Squash, Waltham Butternut

Cucurbita moschata


Full Sun

91 Days to Harvest

Plant 24”-36” apart in rows 6’ apart

Average yield 4-5 fruits @ 4-5lbs each


The standard for full size butternut production, and bred in Massachusetts as well. Bears large 9” long fruit usually weighing in at 4-5 pounds a pop, and can be stored for up to 6 months.  They have a lovely sweet flavor that really reaches its peak about 2 months after harvest. Harvest after 1 or 2 light frosts, but before a heavy frost (under 28F). Cure the fruits by exposing them to the sun for 5-7 days after harvest, and cover if frost is likely.  The ideal storage temperature is 50-60F, and storage time is reduced by temperatures under 50. 

Squash, Waltham Butternut