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Buttercup Squash organic heirloom

€3,50 EUR

Fabulous Heirloom squash from the US

Buttercup winter squash is a large dark green squash from the US that has a dense and very sweet orange flesh, much sweeter than a pumpkin; very meaty and perfect for pies and baking. It produces Dark green fruits, round of about 15 cm in diameter, flattened above, weighing from 1 to 2 kg. It has a very dense and very sweet orange flesh, tastier than that of pumpkin. It does well in storage and can last until January. Produces 3 to 5 fruits per plant.

Scientific Name: cucurbita maxima

Plant Life Cycle: annual

Optimal Germination Temperature: 18C

Germination time in days: 7-14 Days

Indicative Days to maturity: 90-100 days

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil requirement: rich, well-drained soil

Sowing and cultivation: Sow indoors from late March through April if growing in the greenhouse, or late April through May to transplant outdoors. Sow direct outdoors from late May. Seeds should be planted 2 cm deep in good size pots, 1-2 seeds per pot/cell. Thin to keep the strongest seedling. When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into bigger pots. Leave 60-80 cm between the plants