Buttercup (Burgess)


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First introduced by the Burgess Seed Company in 1932. The standard for buttery-rich flavored winter squash. Dark green shell, turban shape with a distinctive gray button on the blossom end. Bright orange flesh is stringless and very sweet. Fruits average 2 pounds each.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Seed Type


Latin Name:

Cucurbita maxima


8-12 days


95 days


Full Sun

Planting Method:

Direct sow seeds after danger of frost has passed. Or start indoors 3 weeks before last frost date.

Planting Depth:



Sow 6-8 seeds in hills 6-8' apart. Thin to 3-4 seeds. Or plant in rows 6-8' apart, spacing plants 12" apart in the row.

Seed Count

+/- 160 per ounce; 2,585 per pound

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