Burgess Buttercup Organic Squash Seeds 4180 Heirloom Vegetable. An introduction form the early 1930’s, Burgess Buttercup produces smallish fruit averaging 1.7 kg (3.7 lbs) with sweet, fibreless, thick orange coloured flesh and a distinct cup on the blossom end. The skin on mature fruit is buff green in colour with narrow grey stripes. This is a very reliable variety that generally produces a large crop. Winter squash typically mature later in the season and are heavy skinned varieties that are ideal for long term storage!
How to Grow
10 seed/gram. Squash are a hot weather crop. They need full sun and deep, rich, well drained, organic soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5. Before planting, work in lots of compost. Directly plant seed outdoors from late May to mid June 2.5 cm (1″) deep in hills 2 m (8′) apart with 4-6 seeds per hill. After germination, thin to 3 plants per hill. Seed can be started indoors 3 weeks before the plant out date. Squash do not transplant well–use paper or fibre pots that can be set directly in the soil. Protect mature squash from frost and cold temperatures.