25 Seeds per pack
(Cucurbita maxima) 95-100 days. A turban type squash with dark green rind, and blocky shape, has a gray “button” on the blossom end. The Burgess Strain Buttercup Squash has an excellent flavored, fiberless, dark orange flesh, which is thick and dry. Very good winter keeper, also good for canning. Fruits grow to 3-5 lbs. A New England favorite.
Planting Instructions for Burgess Strain Buttercup Winter Squash Seeds
Burgess Strain Buttercup Winter Squash is a warm season crop, sensitive to frost and light freezes. Start Heirloom / Open Pollinated Winter Squash indoors 3-4 weeks. before last frost date or direct seed outdoors after danger of frost. Plant Burgess Strain Buttercup in full sun. To direct seed, plant 6-8 seeds 1″ deep in 1′ diameter hills, thinning to 3 or 4 plants at the set of true leaves. Or plant Winter Squash Seeds in rows 1″ deep, 2′ apart. Keep rows and hills 6′ apart. Germination should occur in 5-10 days at 65-85°F. Keep soil just-damp during germination, or seeds may rot. Harvest when Winter Squash rind has hardened and finger nail requires pressure to pierce rind. Leave 2-3″ stem on when cutting from plant for longer storage.