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Organic Squash, Winter Buttercup

Item Number: SNV8247

$1.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$1.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Winter Squash - Burgess Buttercup - Cucurbita maxima

Tender Annual Flattened turbans, 5"-8" diameter, 3-5 lb, thin hard dark green rind. Slight ribs, distinctive blossom-end button. Very sweet medium orange stringless fiberless flesh. Fine quality, medium keeper. Small seed cavity. Favorite variety in maritime climates and New England.

Did You Know? Winter squash is an excellent source of beta-carotene and a good source of potassium, niacin, and iron.

Soil & Water: Provide squash plants with deep mounds of organic matter, rich soil, and heavy, even water. All squash are extremely frost sensitive, so use mulch to heat soils in early spring and row covers to protect from frost at both ends of the growing cycle, especially in short growing seasons.

Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost, or sow seed directly once soils are at least 70F.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when stems begin to shrivel or you can no longer pierce the skin with a thumbnail, but be sure to harvest before the first hard frost. Cut squash from the vine leaving 2"-3" of stem attached. Allow to cure in the sun for 10 days to finish hardening the skins. Store in cool, dry conditions. To minimize the spread of rot, store in a single layer and do not allow squash to touch.

Soil Temperature: 70-95°F
Planting Depth: 3/4"-1"
Germination: 6-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 12"-18"
Days To Maturity: 85-110 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: +18"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 25 Seeds

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s). Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Product

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Provide squash plants with deep mounds of organic matter, rich soil, and heavy, even water. All squash are extremely frost sensitive, so use mulch to heat soils in early spring and row covers to protect from frost at both ends of the growing cycle, especially in short growing seasons.

Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost, or sow seed directly once soils are at least 70°F.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when stems begin to shrivel or you can no longer pierce the skin with a thumbnail, but be sure to harvest before the first hard frost. Cut squash from the vine leaving 2"-3" of stem attached. Allow to cure in the sun for 10 days to finish hardening the skins. Store in cool, dry conditions. To minimize the spread of rot, store in a single layer and do not allow squash to touch.

What You May Need

Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

Guarantee

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s).

Reviews

So Sweet

I grew this for the first time this summer and it was very productive vine. Made some soup with the fruit and it had great flavor and was really sweet. Two thumbs up!

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Delicious and Productive

This was a great winter squash. The flesh is a beautiful bright yellow, not stringy at all with a pleasant sweet flavor. It's not as sweet as butternut but I like the flavor. The vines climbed a trellis and were productive. The nice thing is that the fruit didn't have to be supported.

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