Winter Squash – Buttercup

Classification

Days To Maturity

Fruit Size

Weight

Skin Color Habit Notes
Squash 90 – 110 Small 3-5 pounds Dark-green skin, sometimes accented with lighter green streaks Vining A relatively early maturing winter squash having fine grained, slightly dry, orange flesh and a rich, sweet flavor. Buttercup Squash are part of the Turban squash family (hard shells with turban-like shapes) and are a popular variety of winter squash. Plants are bushy and fairly compact. This squash began as a cross between the “Quality” and “Essex” squashes.

Seed Depth

Seeds Per group

Seed Spacing

Space Between Hills

Day To Germination Thin To (Plants Per hill)
½ to ¾ inch

6 to 8

18 to 24 inches

3 to 4 feet

7 to 14 3
Species

Genus

Year Introduced Heirloom Resistance
Cucurbita

Maxima

1925 Yes Unknown
Usage Edible – Excellent food qualities and is one of the more highly regarded winter squashes for culinary purposes.
Storage Good Keeper. Sweetness will increase with proper storage.
Space Saver This squash is an excellent climber and is recommend for growing on a lattice or fence.