Cucurbita moschata 'Butter Boy Hybrid'


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60 cm

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245 cm

Squash (Cucurbita moschata 'Butter Boy Hybrid') - Description

Heavy yields with extra-sweet, nutty flavor 2-1/2 lb. fruits with reddish orange flesh. Burpee bred. A sweet staple and a great source of vitamin A. Winter squash keeps for months and makes superb pie. Plant when soil is warm. Vine type, space groups 6-8' apart. 25 seeds per packet, will plant 6 groups. Proven Tops for performance, flavor and wide adaptability. Sun.

Squash (Cucurbita moschata 'Butter Boy Hybrid') - Blooming

Male and female flowers bloom on the same vine.

Squash (Cucurbita moschata 'Butter Boy Hybrid') - Growth

Warm weather, annual vine covering at least 25 square feet. The edible fruit can be long, small, and roundish ad green to yellow or with stripes. Grows best in full sun or partial shade. Does not tolerate frost. Flourishes in hot weather.

Squash (Cucurbita moschata 'Butter Boy Hybrid') - Planting

Plant seeds in sunny spot in the ground 1-2 weeks after last frost 1 inch deep and 1-3 feet apart near trellis or fence. The soil must be warm, 60-75°F (16-23°C).

Squash (Cucurbita moschata 'Butter Boy Hybrid') - Pest

Slugs, aphids, and beetles.

Squash (Cucurbita moschata 'Butter Boy Hybrid') - Interesting facts

The foliage is often prickly.

Squash (Cucurbita moschata 'Butter Boy Hybrid') - Soil and irrigation

Maintain even soil moisture.

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