Squash: Butternut

Squash: Butternut - Seeds & Bulbs

Winter Squash
Burgess Buttercup

Cucurbita maxima

Lovers of winter squash say, arguably, that the buttercups are the best tasting winter squash. Very sweet, stringless, fiberless flesh. It will store for several months. 4 - 5 squash per plant.

One packet plants 5 hills or 15 plants after thinning.

Plant Type: Annual
Days to Maturity: 100

When to Sow Outside: After last frost date and when soil temperatures have risen above 60 degrees.
When to Sow Inside: Not normally recommended, but in very short season climates you can start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost. Sow in individual pots for easy transplanting.
Seed Depth: 1"
Seed Spacing: 6 seeds per hill
Hill Spacing: 6' to 8'
Days to Emerge: 5 - 10
Thinning: When plants have several leaves, thin to 3 per hill.

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