Burgess Buttercup Squash Seeds (Winter Type) 2255

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Burgess Buttercup Squash Seeds (Winter Type) 2255 Heirloom Vegetable. Smaller fruit 1.5-2.0 kg (3.3-4.4 lbs) in weight with thick, fibreless, orange, sweet tasting flesh is the trademark of this variety. The skin is dark green with narrow grey stripes and slight mottling. Strong growing vines that varies in shape. It seems growing conditions sometimes produce boxy shaped fruits and at other times they can be similar in shape to an acorn. An interesting looking, very richly flavoured squash. Introduced some time around 1930.

How to Grow

10-12 seed/gram Squash are a hot weather crop. They need full sun and deep, rich, well drained, organic soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5. Before planting, work in lots of compost. Directly plant seed outdoors from late May to mid June 2.5 cm (1″) deep in hills 2.4 m (8′) apart with 4-6 seeds per hill. After germination, thin to 3 plants per hill. Seed can be started indoors 3 weeks before the plant out date. Squash do not transplant well–use paper or fibre pots that can be set directly in the soil. Protect mature squash from frost and cold temperatures.

Additional information

WEIGHT N/A
DIMENSIONS N/A
SIZE

packet, $ – 125 g, $ – 1 kg, 25 g, 500 g

BLOOMING SEASON BEGINS

High Summer

DAYS TO EMERGENCE

7 to 10

DAYS TO HARVEST

87

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY

Easy

FAMILY NAME

Cucurbitaceae

FROST TOLERANCE

Killed by Frost

GROWTH HABIT

Vining

HERITAGE

Open Pollinated

LATIN

Cucurbita maxima

LIFECYCLE

Annual

LIGHT

Full Sun

PROPAGATION

Start Indoors or Sow Direct Late Spring

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