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Buttercup Squash (20-35 seeds) (SQ110) $2.50

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Buttercup Squash

         
 
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(C. Maxima) The satiny soft texture and unmistakable chestnut flavor of this turban squash is reminiscent of the famous ancient Japanese bred kabochas, in reality, this exceptional variety was bred at North Dakota State University in the 1920s as a replacement for sweet potatoes. Northern researchers found a chance cross between the Essex and Quality varieties and they named their happy accident Buttercup. The rugged plants thrived in the notoriously brief N.D. growing season. Early maturity and natural insect resistance were appreciated by researchers, and exhaustive taste tests were conducted, selection resulted in dusty aquamarine colored fruits of perfect family serving size with bright orange flesh, of exceptional mild sweet flavor and creamy texture. University of North Dakota researchers exclaimed “Each squash weighs 3- 3.5 pounds just enough to serve 5-6 people in one meal with no leftovers”. The nutritious starchy flesh made a perfect substitute for those Northern growers yearning for the elusive semi tropical sweet potatoes of the South. A shining example of pre-industrialized breeding, where flavor and texture are considered equally important as yield and vigor.
 
Buttercup Squash
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 12
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gramps
Location:
Shinglehouse, PA, United States
Date:
August 8, 2018
          5.0
 
Crazy Squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow , great tast

What are the cons? Grows out of control

Review:

We just love this squash !! Easy to grow nothing bothers it , might need watered once in a while otherwise just stand back and let it grow ... . The flavor is wonderful !! Easy to fix and store ... Just make sure you have room for it to grow ...?

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bren
Location:
Clayton, NC, United States
Date:
October 19, 2017
          5.0
 
Update Wonderful
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Resistant to bugs

What are the cons? none

Review:

Update to my review above....it's been cooling down a great deal, even dropping down to the low 40's at night here in central NC and these buttercup squash have been producing so many more squash! These plants have been in since summer and are just going and going. They appear to like the cooler temps much better. The plant looks very healthy. These are for sure a win! I'll be planting again!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Pip
Location:
Forest Grove, OR, United States
Date:
October 15, 2017
          5.0
 
Update
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? No bug problems at all

What are the cons? None

Review:

I forgot to add that this squash was not bothered at all by anything. No bugs or critters, which includes my veggie-patch-raiding mutt.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Pip
Location:
Forest Grove, OR, United States
Date:
October 15, 2017
          5.0
 
A winner
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Hardy, prolific, great flavor

What are the cons? None

Review:

This was an abysmal year for my veggie patch, from cold soil (even with black mulch), to excess nitrogen in my soil, to greedy raccoons, but these babies thrived! I did absolutely nothing for them after I planted them, and they went crazy. No watering or anything. I got 13 squash from one plant. Two are about 8'lbs., the rest in the 2-3 lb. range. As far as flavor and texture, they are dry and fluffy, like a good Russet potato, with a mildly sweet and nutty flavor. I think the minimal water contributed to the richness of flavor. These will be a mainstay in my garden!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bren
Location:
Clayton, NC, United States
Date:
October 6, 2017
          5.0
 
Great little squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Pest resistant

What are the cons? Wish they were a tad bigger

Review:

They are delicious. They taste like a cross between a sweet potato and a pumpkin. The plants really do well with no help. Pest resistant and really required very little attention. Descent production amount and not a huge plant so this is a win for the backyard gardener! Don't wait to harvest to long as they will get a bit dry inside. I just sliced them, scooped them, sprinkled a little salt, butter, and roasted in the oven. Very simple and very delicious. Layers of flavor. They are small so you may want to plant a few as I can sit and eat one whole squash myself. If you are adding it to a dish then great but if it is the main dish then you want to account for one squash for every one to two adults. That being said, with how yummy and easy they are, you may want to plant a bunch! :) I grew these late summer early fall in central NC and they apparently really like this weather.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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