Squash - Burgess Buttercup ( Curcubita maxima) Winter Bush Squash Burgess Butter Cup Heirloom Vegetable - Organic, Non-GMO
Burgess Buttercup Squash are known for their sweet nutty flavor. Turban type fruits with dark green skin (with some light green to cream lines) grow on sturdy vining plants that grow to 50 cm (20”) high with vines reaching 4.6 m (15’) long. A single plant can produce between 12-15 squash and will not take up a lot of room like a standard buttercup squash.
The fruit is dark green, slightly ribbed and the flesh is a rich golden orange, and is string- less. Squash can weigh between 1.3-2.2 kg, (3-5 lbs.) each and have a gray button on the blossom end. Stores well.
- Full sun.
- Matures in 95-100 days.
- Start seeds indoors during the first two weeks of April. Optimal soil temperature: 25-35°C (77-95°F). Sow seeds 2 cm (1″) deep and 2 seeds per pot. Thin to one seedling and harden off outdoors after the last frosts before planting out into well prepared beds
- OR direct sow once the soil is warm and all risk of frost has passed; commonly planted in hills about 1 inch (2.5 cm.) deep.
- Seeds should germinate in 7-14 days.
- Harvest later in the summer or early fall before frost, or when the skin is hard enough so that you cannot cut it with your finger nail. Simply cut from the vine leaving 4-6 inches of stem attached to the fruit.
- Seed Count: 20