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Squash Buttercup

Squash Buttercup

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Matures in 95 Days

A small, turban-shaped squash considered to be the best tasting of all the winter squashes, combining a rich buttery and nutty flavor. Fruits weigh 3 to 4 pounds with deep orange flesh and a small seed cavity. Excellent keeper through the winter.

SOWING…Plant seed outdoors in a sunny location after danger of frost is past or start indoors 4 to 6 weeks earlier. Make a group of 3 to 5 seeds placed in a ring about 2 inches across. Cover with ½ inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Each ring of seeds is called a ‘hill’ and hills should be spaced 6 to 8 feet apart each way.

THINNING…Thin when plants are 2 to 3 inches tall, leaving 3 or 4 of the strongest plants in each hill.

GERMINATION…Germinates in 10 to 15 days depending on soil and temperature conditions.

REMARKS…Allow the fruits to remain on the vine until fully matured. Gather before frost, leaving part of the stem attached to the fruit. Handle carefully and store in a moderately warm, dry place during the winter.
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