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Squash Guide

6202 Walkers Line,
Burlington, ON

Buttercup Squash

Photo: Buttercup squash, David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm, Burlington, ON, September 17 2010
Grown at Hutchinson Farm since the 1990's. Available in October, 2012

Genus: Cucurbita maxima
Height: 3 - 4"
Width: 4 - 7"
Weight: 1 - 2 lbs
Colour: green
Skin Texture: smooth, light ribbing
Flesh: Orange

Varieties: Bonbon, and Burgess strain.

Buttercup squash was developed  in the 1920's by the North Dakota Agricultural Experimental Station. It has a characteristic blocky shape with a small “turban” at the blossom end.

Culinary: One of the all time favourite squashes, Buttercup has brilliant orange flesh, similar in taste and texture to a sweet potato -sweet, dry, and smooth. Slice in half, place cut-side down on a cookie sheet and bake at 400ºF approx 60 minutes (test with a knife).