Squash, Australian Butter

Cucurbita maxima
SKU: 1218 P25
  • Salmon-colored ribbed fruits
  • Extremely thick, starchy flesh
  • Fruits weigh 7-15 pounds
  • Winter squash for storage

This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.

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Squash, Australian Butter Description

Seed Savers Exchange was introduced to this variety by Digger's Garden Club of Australia.

Squash were first cultivated in the Americas and brought to Europe by explorers returning with their discoveries. They have been documented as a part of human culture for thousands of years. Different domestication dates and events are recognized within the squash family, resulting in the difference between species groups like winter squash and summer squash.

Learn to Grow it

This crop can be direct seeded into the soil after the last spring frost. You can also start plants indoors 3-6 weeks before the last frost date.

If you are direct seeding, plant in groups of 2-3 seeds and keep the healthiest plant that matures. Space your plants or seeds 3-6 feet apart and plant your seeds 1/2-1 in. deep.

Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.

These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.