Burgess Buttercup Squash (Cucurbita maxima)
Introduced in the 1930s, Burgess Buttercup produces 15’ vines and up to twelve 3-pound squash per plant. Turban-shaped fruits have dark green skin and dense, orange flesh with a luscious, sweet flavor. Caramelizes beautifully.
- 25 Seeds Minimum
- Germination: 7-10 days
- Maturity: 100 days
- Direct sow 1” deep in full sun after danger of frost has passed.
- Space plants 18-24” apart; space rows 6’ apart.
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This squash was easy to get started and flourished in my garden. Each squash feeds 2-4 people so it's perfect for the average family. I cut mine in half, scoop the seeds, and place the halves in a crockpot. Freezes well. I love the flavor and will be planting again next year!