The Seed Saving Network

Winter Burgess Buttercup - Squash

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Cucurbita maxima

Story: We have grown this squash for the first time in 2023 and it did really well. It produced 3-5 fruits per plant on compact vines that were easy to train up an arch. The fruits themselves are dark green with a lighter green ‘button’ and dense, sweet flesh. The Real Seed Company say they are ‘considered by many to be one of the best eating squashes ever’! 


When to sow: Sow indoors in March-May in small pots, 1.5cm deep. Once they have around 5/6 leaves, harden off outside before planting out in June. 

Requirements: Squashes love soil which is rich in organic matter, mix in some compost and they'll thank you!

Harvesting: Anytime from July until the first frost! 

Seed Saved: Omved Gardens 

Year Saved: 2023

Please remember, if you’re an individual grower you can order up to 3 packets of seeds. If you order more than this, you will receive just three packs to begin with. This is to ensure we get plenty of data in return and to keep our stocks sustainable for years to come.* 

*Community groups and Experienced Growers can order larger quantities, please email us if this is the case.

If an item is out of stock we will send a close alternative.