Single Packet of 45 Seeds
Grow a garden filled with Burgess Buttercup Squash, from freshly harvested Cucurbita pepo seeds. Burgess Buttercup produces a fine-grained, sweet flesh, which is stringless, making it perfect for baking and steaming. The hard outer skin is dark green in color, while the inner flesh is a golden yellow / orange. Burgess Buttercup Squash plants will grow outwards, taking up plenty of gardening space. It is recommended that you sow these seeds in a large area, to accommodate a 6 foot vine. Each vine will produce up to 4 to 5 fruits and the fruits can be harvested in about 100 days.
Squash plants, like pumpkins are grown as annual plants. Annuals will grow quickly, producing vines, leaves and fruits through the warm months of summer. After harvesting the Squash from it's vines, the plants will wilt soon after, with the first killing frost. Squash plants can be regrown the following season if you manage to save some of the seeds within the Squash itself.
Burgess Buttercup is one of the many varieties of Squash that we have to offer. Check out our Squash category for a wide variety of other options available. You might also be interested in our Pumpkins and Gourds as well.
What is the difference between Winter and Summer Squash?
First and foremost, Squash in general, both develop and produce fruits in the summer months, up until early Autumn. The main difference is based upon harvesting, consumption, as well as the use for your Summer or Winter Squash. Summer Squash is best enjoyed when harvested early, while it's fruits have a tender skin. While Winter Squash will take up to 50 to 60 percent longer to develop and can be harvest later in the season. Winter Squash fruits, such as Table Queen, Burgess Buttercup, Sweet Meat and Waltham Butternut, will have a thicker outer skin and a sweeter inner flesh, making them perfect for baking and stuffing. Summer Squash, such as Prolific Straightneck, Crookneck, Early white Scallop and Zucchini, are best consumed raw, steamed or cooked.