Bush Buttercup

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Bush Buttercup Squash

A traditional type in taste and texture, but this Bush Buttercup Squash produces fruit on upright 3-4 ft. plants instead of vines! Perfect for smaller gardens that don’t have room for the sprawl that squash usually produce. 95 days to maturity; expect fruits about 3-4 pounds in size.

Each packet contains approximately 20-35 seeds.

Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Plants do best in full sun and require ample amounts of water and rich organic soil to thrive. In short-season climates, start indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost date. Move seedlings outside when all danger of frost has passed, and soil temperatures have warmed. Space 3-4 feet apart in traditional garden rows. A light mulch will help retain soil moisture.

Harvest summer varieties when small and tender for best quality, usually 6 to 8 inches long. Winter varieties should be harvested when the rind is tough and dark in color. Use a sharp pruning knife to cut the fruit, and at least 2-3 inches of the stem, from the vine. Discard any fruit that is bruised or rotten.