Squash, Burgess Buttercup

Cucurbita maxima
$2.99 to $130.00
SKU: 1344A
  • Organic
  • Turban-shaped fruits weigh 3-5 pounds with distinctive button
  • Medium length keeper in storage
  • Winter squash

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

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Squash, Burgess Buttercup Description

Burgess Buttercup squash was introduced in 1932 by Burges Seed & Plant Co. Of Bloomington, Illinois and was the benchmark for may years for al other small winter squash.

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.