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Burgess Vine Buttercup Considered by many to be one of the best eating squashes ever, this vine produces heavy, 9 inch, round, dark-green squash with a lighter green 'button' underneath. We like it because it keeps well but is easy to peel. All buttercups have dense rich flesh but the Burgess strain is even sweeter than normal. This is a good choice for those with smaller plots as the vines are not too huge, but still make lots of squash just the right size for two or three people
I grow and like potimarron, Crown Prince and Black Futsu, and butternut Tiana. Is it correct that potimarron is a variety of Uchiki Kuri? ................I'll grow those again next year as I have seed left over, but I'll look for more suggestions here too.
I'm actually surprised how good my own strains are - I can only assume courgettes and marrows don't interfere? Anyone know the facts on this? Surely if they interfered my own strains would rapidly start to taste like water... I really hate the blandness of mature marrows.
My impression is that the species (not varieties) tend to breed fairly true, so you wouldn't expect much crossing between Pumpkins (Cucurbita maxima) and Marrows (C. pepo) or Butternuts (C. moschata).
This makes interesting reading. The best keepers would be interesting too John85.Most of my butternuts have only grown one fruit per plant. Except the Trombo which have been brilliant.
I've already got quite a few seeds purchased from the Real Seed Company for next year, but I'm waiting for the Heritage Seed Library List to come out soon...
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