Burgess Buttercup Organic Squash Seeds 4180. Heirloom Vegetable. Approx. 20 seeds/pkt (10-12 seeds/gram).
An introduction from the early 1930’s, Burgess Buttercup produces smallish fruit averaging 1.7kg (3.7lb) 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 grey 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!
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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 2.5cm (1in) deep in hills 2m (8ft) 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 does not transplant well – use paper or fibre pots that can be set directly in the soil. Protect mature squash from frost and cold temperatures.
- Planting Depth: 2.5cm (1in)
- Seeds Per Hill: 4 - 6
- Thin To: 3 seeds per hill
- Hill Spacing: 2m (8ft)
|Blooming Season Begins||High Summer|
|Days to Emergence
||7 - 10 days
|Days to Harvest||50 days
|Degree of Difficulty||Easy
|Frost Tolerance||Killed by Frost|
|Height||Low to Medium (15 - 30cm)|
|Organic Status||Certified Organic|
|Propagation||Start Indoors or Sow Direct Late Spring|