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Winter squash 'Burgess Buttercup'     

Cucurbita maxima

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Burgess Buttercup is a variety of Winter squash which is a member of the Cucurbita family. Its botanical name is Cucurbita maxima 'Burgess Buttercup'. Burgess Buttercup is a variety of OP Winter squash . Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Unmellow Yellow. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to   Forest green (traditional) and   Gr 2 Paint Orange. Leaves usually appear in   Ao green colour.

Dark green exterior with a gray “button” on the blossom end; flesh is sweet and deep orange. Best when 3 to 5 lbs. 7-10 days to germinate. Spacing 6 ft. 95 days to harvest

Burgess Buttercup grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Normally grows to a mature height of 50.0 cm (1.62 feet).

Burgess Buttercup Winter squash is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Burgess Buttercup have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Burgess Buttercup

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Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Burgess Buttercup is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 10 - 12 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Burgess Buttercup needs a soil ph of 6.1 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Burgess Buttercup from seed

Aim to sow 1.17 inches (3.0 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 2.27 feet (70.0 cm). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 21°C / 70°F.

Transplanting Burgess Buttercup

Burgess Buttercup is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Burgess Buttercup

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in early autumn.

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