Squash - Burgess Buttercup Organic (Seeds)

Squash - Burgess Buttercup Organic (Seeds)

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Description

  • Canada Organic
  • GMO Free
  • Heirloom Variety

An introduction from the early 1930's, Burgess Buttercup produces smallish fruit averaging 3.7 lbs with sweet, fibreless, thick orange coloured flesh and a distinct cup on the blossom end. The skin on mature fruit is buff green in colour with narrow green stripes. This is a very reliable variety that generally produces a large crop. Winter squash typically mature later in the season and are heavy skinned varieties that are ideal for long term storage.

How to Grow

Squash are a hot weather crop. As such, the need full sun and warm, 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 1" deep in hills 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.