SQUASH, Winter Buttercup Burgess – Heirloom

Sweet, rich flavour makes this squash a perennial favourite. The vines produce flattened turban-shaped squash that are 5 – 8” (13 – 20 cm) in diameter and about 4 lbs (1.8 Kg) in weight. The rind of this 1932 heritage squash is deep green with a bit of ribbing and button on the blossom end. The golden yellow flesh is thick, string-less and fiber-less. Many consider this buttercup heirloom to be the finest hard squash. When baked, the fine, dry flesh is smooth and tastes like roasted chestnut and sweet potato.

Easy to grow. Excellent for storage and freezing.


Each serving of this cool-weather favourite contains more muscle-, blood pressure- and nerve-regulating potassium than a banana! Move over bananas…

Maturity85 – 100 days
Height18 – 24” (46 – 61 cm)
Spacing4 – 6 ft (1.2 – 1.8 m)
LightFull Sun
SoilOrganic, well draining
pH Range5.5 to 6.5
WateringWater regularly; do not overwater
FertilizingBalanced fertilizer at time of planting; work in manure/compost
Nutrients RequiredNitrogen=high, Phosphorus=moderate, Potassium=moderate

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