Faster maturing and more compact growing than most pumpkins, Buttercup has a sweet, nutty flavour and relatively dry flesh.

Features

  • Small Fruit
  • Easy to Grow
  • Thin Skin

Product details

How

For early sowing, raise in pots of Yates Seed Raising Mix in a well-lit, protected spot. Transplant after 3-4 weeks. For direct sowing press 3-4 seeds into mounds of moist soil 1m apart. Later thin to the two strongest plants.

Care

Select a sunny, well-drained position. Add compost and Yates Blood & Bone. When vines are carrying plenty of flowers, pinch off ends to contain growth. Harvest as the vine dies off, and the stalk turns brown. Protect from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem.

Hint

Great companion plant for corn, marjoram, beans and radishes. Provide growing plants with plenty of water at root level. Poor fruiting is usually caused by heat and/or water stress, particularly when young.

Storage

Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE OR IN ANY MANNER CONTRARY TO THIS LABEL UNLESS AUTHORISED

Position Full sun
Plant space 1m
Sow depth 20mm
Germination 6-10 days
Germination (days) 8
Row space 1m
Maturity 14 weeks
Maturity (days) 98
Botanical name Cucurbita maxima
Suitable for Garden beds

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