(Cucurbita maxima) Introduced in 1932 by Burgess Seed & Plant Co.
of Bloomington, Illinois. Buttercup has set the
benchmark over the years for all other small
winter squash. Flattened dark green turbans with a
distinctive button on the blossom end. Typical fruits
weigh 3-5 pounds. Super sweet brilliant orange
flesh with very fine eating qualities. Rind is thin but
very hard, medium length keeper. 85-100 days.
SEED TO HILL
To 3-4 Plants
Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after
danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced
6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors
3 weeks before transplanting out.