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PlantFiles: Buttercup Squash, Winter Squash
Cucurbita maxima 'Bush Buttercup'

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Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: maxima (MAKS-ih-muh) (Info)
Cultivar: Bush Buttercup

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Type:
Buttercup (winter)

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Days to Maturity:
Unknown - Tell us

Mature Skin Color:
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Size:
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Habit:
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Disease Resistance:
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Seed Type:
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Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Jan 25, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 3-4 lb buttercup squash growing on bush type vines like a summer squash. Introduced by Burgess in 1952.



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