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Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita maxima 'Australian Butter'

Botanical name: Cucurbita maxima 'Australian Butter'

Common name: winter squash

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Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita maxima 'Australian Butter'

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Soil: dry, acidic, loam
Sun:
  
Zones: 4a thru 11a
Care:
average
Lifespan:
annual
Category:   
Attributes:

fall interest, bee attracting, edible

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description for "Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita maxima 'Australian Butter'"

Recognized by its thick flesh and uniquely shaped fruit is 'Australian Butter' winter squash. This variety features round, dusty orange colored fruit that is flattened and ribbed. Its sweet tasting flesh is nearly five inches thick and is ideal for baking or keeping throughout the winter. Fruits can reach up to 15 pounds at maturity, which is 95 days. Edited by S. Derr

History:

Seeds originally collected in Australia

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