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Buttercup Winter Squash
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Buttercup Winter Squash

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Turban-shaped fruits weigh 3-5 lbs., heavy with yellow flesh. Thick and meaty, they are a treat to eat. Cooks and stores well. 105 DAYS.
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  • Botanical Name: Cucurbita maxima 'Buttercup'
  • Height: 24 inches.
  • Spacing: 2 plants per hill. 8 - 10 feet between hills.
  • Depth: 1 inch.
  • Spread: Vine.
  • Light Required: Full sun.
  • Pollinator: Self pollinating.
  • Yield: 100 lbs. per 100 foot row.
  • Color: Yellow
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Blooms: Summer.
  • Fruit: Thick, firm, dry, golden-yellow, sweet, fiber-free flesh.
  • Days To Maturity: 105 days.
  • Zone: 3 - 9.
  • Germination: 8 - 10 days.
  • Form: Vining, annual.
  • Flower Form: Yellow blossoms.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, rich, fertile soil. pH 5.5 - 6.8
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Seed Count: Approximately 25 seeds per packet, 1 oz. is approximately 250 seeds, 1/4 lb. is approximately 750 seeds.
  • Size: 4 - 4.5 inches X 6 inches. 3 - 5 pound fruits.
  • Comments: Excellent keeper. Turban or drum-shaped. Dark green with gray flecks and silvery white stripes, smooth, tough, thick skin. One of the tastiest Winter squashes.

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