Buttercup has set the standard over the past few decades for small winter squash. Typical fruits weigh 3-4 pounds and have very tough, but thin rinds. Extremely sweet orange flesh, exceptionally good eating qualities.
Burgess Buttercup Squash History
(Cucurbita maxima) Buttercup has set the standard over the past few decades for small winter squash. Typical fruits weigh 3-4 pounds and have very tough, but thin rinds. Extremely sweet orange flesh, exceptionally good eating qualities. A good medium to long keeper.
Burgess Buttercup Squash Growing
o get a jump on the season, start summer and winter squashes indoors 3–4 weeks before the last frost. Sow squash outdoors or set out seedlings when the soil temperature reaches 70ºF (21ºC). Sow seed ½ inch–1 inch (13mm–2.5 cm) deep. Thin successful plants to 36 inches (90 cm) apart in all directions. Squash is often planted on slight mounds or hills. Sow 4–5 seeds 2–3 inches (5–7.5 cm) deep, 3–4 inches (7.5–10 cm) apart in hills raised 12 inches (30 cm) spaced 6 or more feet (1.8–2.4 m) apart. Thin to 2 successful plants per hill. If plants are supported on wooden tripods space hills 4 feet (1.2 m) apart.
Preserving Burgess Buttercup Pumpkin
Squash will last 3-6 months stored at room temperature in a dry and cool (50-55 degrees) but not cold location. Freezing: Cook the squash until soft, scoop out the flesh, pack in freezer containers, label, and place in the freezer.
Burgess Buttercup Squash Recipes
Make the most of Buttercup squash when you pair it with apples and brown sugar in this dreamy side dish.
Buttercup Squash Nutrition
Buttercup squash is low in calories but high in many nutrients, including vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium. Squash is an excellent source of provitamin A carotenoids, vitamin C, B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, and manganese. The high antioxidant content of butternut squash may reduce your risk of certain conditions, including heart disease, lung cancer, and mental decline.
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