Ed Hume Seeds

Buttercup Burgess Squash

SQUASH Burgess Buttercup, Hybrid


A relatively early maturing winter squash. Burgess is 6 to 7 inches in diameter, 4 to 5 inches tall with dark green skin and fine grained orange flesh. Plants are bushy and fairly compact. Great steamed, boiled or baked with butter and brown sugar. Approximately 100 days to maturity.

Special Directions For Short Season Climates

SOWING: Sow seeds directly in garden in late spring after weather has warmed and all danger of frost has passed. Seeds can also be started in individual peat pots indoors or in the greenhouse 2 to 3 weeks before setting out. Cover seeds with 1/2 to 3/4 inch fine soil well firmed down.

SPACING: Plant 6 to 8 seeds per hill spaced 3 to 4 feet apart. Space rows 3 feet apart.

THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: Thin or transplant to 3 healthiest plants per hill. Leave 18 to 24 inches between plants in rows.

GERMINATION: One to two weeks depending upon weather and soil warmth. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

Ed's Special Advice

Burgess Buttercup Squash doesn't take over your garden or keep you waiting for fruit to mature like other varieties of winter squash can. Easy to grow, ideal for smaller gardens. Grows best in well-fertilized soil kept weed free and moderately moist. Harvest and enjoy earliest fruit, save later maturing squash for winter storage.

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