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Buttercup Squash

Not the prettiest squash in the garden, but great flavor.

Photo: © Marie Iannotti

Overview:

(C. maxima) 100 days.

Buttercups are a flattened round squash. You can usually tell them by their distinct white cup or knob on the flower end. The deep orange flesh is very sweet and dry. The darker green the skin, the riper and sweeter the flavor.

Suggested Varieties:

  • 'Buttercup' - Dark green fruit with a distinct gray cap at blossom end. It’s become the standard for fine-grained, sweet flesh. 3 to 4 pounds.

  • 'Emerald Bush Buttercup' - Good flavor and a bush growing habit.

  • 'Honey Delight' - Doesn’t have the trademark button, but does have excellent texture. 3 to 4 lbs.

Growing Tips:

Read all about growing winter squash and other winter squash varieties to try in your garden.

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