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  • Seeds per Pack: 5

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Cucurbita maxima

Burgess Buttercup has been very popular for many decades for its rich fine textured tasty golden yellow flesh which is thick, string-less & fiber-less. Very useful in the kitchen for baking, steaming or boiling & when baked, the fine, dry flesh is smooth & tastes like roasted chestnut & sweet potato. These small dark green fruits average 15cm in diameter & weigh 2.5 kg and have a distinctive light grey/green cup at the base and flattened the top. Vigorous vines produce up to 6 fruits, & store well over winter. Easy to grow. Excellent for storage and freezing.

Sow directly in desired growing position. Prefers good, well-drained soil. Keep moist & well watered once flowers appear & during the growing period.


Germination Time (Days) 8 – 16
Harvest Time (Days) 95 – 100
Sowing Depth (mm) 15 – 20
Plant Spacing (cm) 100 – 150
Row Spacing (cm) 100 – 200
pH 5 – 7.5
Soil Temperature (°C)
Hardy / Frost Tender Frost Tender
Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings Sow Direct
Seed Preparation