Squash, Burgess Buttercup

Cucurbita maxima
$2.99 to $130.00
SKU: 1344A
  • Organic
  • Turban-shaped fruits with distinctive button on the blossom end
  • Fruits weigh 3-5 pounds
  • Super sweet brilliant orange flesh
  • Medium length keeper in storage
  • Winter squash
  • 85-100 days

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(C. maxima) Introduced in 1952 by Burgess Seed & Plant Co. This is a bush version of the original Buttercup variety introduced in 1931. 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.

Direct Seed: 1" Deep

Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds

Thin: To 3-4 Plants

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - 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.