Buttercup Squash, Winter Squash
Cucurbita maxima 'Autumn Cup'

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

Buttercup (winter)

Height:

Unknown - Tell us

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Days to Maturity:

91 to 100 days

Mature Skin Color:

Orange

Size:

4 to 6 pounds (2 to 3 kg)

Habit:

Semi-bush

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 3, 2005, eweed from Everson, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I have grown Autumn Cup for three years and it has become my favorite winter keeper. This coninues to be a heavy producer of fruits that are orange skinned with orange meat that is stringless,dry, and sweet, so sweet I enjoy it with out sugar. I grow this one every year.. Last year I did notice the plants getting mildew but that was the end of the season and caused no problem. I have not seen it affected by other disease or critters and it needs about 6x6 to grow in. We like its size it is a medium size fruit that stores cut in the fridge for two weeks if wrapped or ziplocked.