Squash Burgess Buttercup - Cornucopia Seeds
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Often considered the best tasting winter squash, dark green Burgess Buttercup squashes have a distinctive button on the blossom end & thin but very hard rinds. They weigh a convenient 3-5 pounds, with super sweet, rich orange flesh that is absolutely delicious. Harvest in 85-98 days.
|Hill spacing||4 feet|
|Plants per hill||3|
|Planting depth||1 inch|
|Days to germination||7-10|
|Days to harvest||85-98
Gardener's Notes: Sow seeds directly into the garden in spring only after both day and night temperatures are above 50F (10C). Or start transplants 2-3 weeks before last frost. Plant in fertile, well-drained soil. Sow 5-6 evenly spaced seeds into 12-inch diameter mounds or "hills". Thin to best 3 seedlings. Water regularly, Harvest when vines die back and squash rinds are hard and cannot be pierced with thumbnail. Store in cool, dry location.