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Buttercup Winter Squash
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Buttercup Winter Squash

Our Very Favorite Baker

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.
  • 15000
  • pkt of approx. 25 seeds
  • $2.99
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Product Details

  • 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.


Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
1A to 4B 6/18 - 11/1
5A & 5B 6/18 - 11/1
6A & 6B 6/18 - 11/1
7A & 7B 6/18 - 11/1
8A & 8B 6/18 - 11/1
9A to 10B 6/18 - 11/1
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 28, 2019

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

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Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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