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Squash, Burgess Buttercup

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Cucurbita maxima

Super sweet heirloom squash with finely textured flesh.

This turban shaped squash produces 3-5 lb fruits that boast indulgently sweet, fine-textured meat that is never stringy. A medium keeper, it will hold for several months, but avoid damaging it as bruised fruits can spoil easily. Makes excellent pies and is delicious for baking.

Squashes are a part of the vast agricultural and culinary legacy of this continent, with indigenous seedkeepers in modern-day Mexico and Central America cultivating some types at least 10,000 years ago. Along with their sisters corn and beans, they spread throughout the western hemisphere through the loving care of Native Americans and by the time European colonizers arrived on the continent, many varieties of squash were being grown by farmers from the southwest to the northeast. We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the original stewards of the nutrient-packed, long-keeping, healthy-seed-spawning miracle that is a squash! 

Seeds grown by Bluebird Forest Garden in Orofino, Idaho and Thompson Creek Farm in Newman Lake, Washington.

10 seeds.

Directions: Direct seed after frost. Or start indoors 6 weeks before last frost and transplant after frost. Plant with nasturtiums to deter pests.

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