South Anna Butternut – NATURALLY GROWN



Want to grow butternut squash but have disease issues? South Anna is the one for you. What is so special about this variety? It is a cross between seminole and waltham butternut. Waltham is known for high quality and heavy butternut production, but can succumb to diseases, especially in the South (powdery mildew, etc.)  Seminole, similar to butternut, comes from Florida, where native peoples grew it for centuries in the humid, wet, and disease-prone jungle. When crossed with Waltham, we now have a disease-resistant and resilient, productive butternut! And, interestingly, this plant is super vigorous. We often toss out our old or rotten squash in the hedge or under bushes. Well, this one will grow back from tossed out fruit and produce huge fruits with no care- it doesn’t even need a garden. The vines sprawl over our yard and are covered in big perfect fruits. We’ve never seen anything like it.

This is the squash you have been searching for!

The large, vibrant green and healthier foliage of South Anna can help provide higher yields and better fruit quality, with sweet, nutritious flesh in a vibrant, bright orange color with a darker tan skin than most other butternuts. When used as a late planting, South Anna grows strong until frost, allowing for later harvests that will keep better into the winter and spring. Some fruit will be shaped like seminole, some like traditional butternut. We think you’ll really like growing this amazing variety, perfect for low-care gardens and permaculture. As it is still being selected for size and shape, occasionally you will see one that is tear-drop shaped or bulbous on both ends. Still edible and delicious!

Developed by the dedicated and talented breeder, Edmund Frost from Common Wealth Seeds in Virginia.


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PACKET of 20 seeds, BULK PACKET of 50 seeds