Burgess Buttercup Squash Seeds
Burgess Buttercup squash produces dark green fruits with golden orange, stringless flesh and sweet, rich flavor (similar to sweet potatoes). Typically produces 10-12 fruits per plant, with vines reaching 15′ long. This variety has a high percentage of clean, non-warty and uniform squash, each weighing approximately 3-5 lbs. Prominent ‘button’ at blossom end.
4 g. seed packet
Name: Burgess Buttercup Squash – Winter
Botanical Name: Cucurbita maxima
Days to Maturity: 95
When to sow outside: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost and when soil temperatures have risen above 60°F.
Harvesting: Harvest just before the first fall frost, (do not leave in the garden when temperatures drop below 33°F) when the squash’s rind is hard enough that you can’t dent it with your fingernail. Cut, (don’t break the stems off) leaving 2″ of stem attached. If stem attachment is broken, the squash will rot in a few weeks. Though fruits are hard and may seem indestructible, treat them gently; a bruised squash spoils quickly.
|Dimensions||4 x 4 x 1 in|