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Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Fruit
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Pollinators: Various insects

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Common names
  • Winter Squash

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Location: Maine
Date: 9/15/2020
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Date: 2009-08-08
Location: Illinois, US
Date: 2009-07-27
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Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2013-10-25
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Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2013-09-23
Location: Northeastern, Texas
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Date: 2013-09-30

Date: 2013-09-30

Date: 2013-09-30

Date: 2013-09-30

Date: 2013-09-30
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Comments:
  • Posted by wildflowers (North East Texas - Zone 7b) on Jan 6, 2014 3:14 PM concerning plant:
    Buttercup is at the top of my favorite winter squash because of its meaty texture that is creamy, not mealy or watery. The flavor is sweet and nutty. High in Beta Carotene. We usually bake or steam it, but it also makes a very rich and creamy soup.

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