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Buttercup Squash, Winter Squash
Cucurbita maxima 'Bush Buttercup'

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:

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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:

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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

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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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.