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The market standard for butternut production in New Zealand, WALTHAM has proven over a very long period to be a highly reliable variety and widely adaptable to a range of growing environments. The pear shape is known as the traditional ‘look’ for consumers of butternut. WALTHAM has a vigorous plant and is prolific fruiting, producing fruit with bright orange flesh and a sweet flavour.

Variety Features

Pear fruit shape
High yielding
Moderate storage ability

Agronomic Considerations

The plant should be grown well to establish plant size prior to fruit set. Planting too late in the season may result in small fruit and inadequate maturation time

Disease Resistances


Market Segment

Fresh market
Process market

Harvest Period

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Pack Sizes

500G, 5KG, 25KG