Buttercup Squash


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Buttercup squash is a variety of winter squash that is very similar to Kabocha squash, also known as "japanese pumpkin." Its peak season starts in early fall and lasts through the winter. It has an orange flesh that is slightly sweeter than butternut squash and has a creamy texture. Buttercup squash is delicious roasted, in soups, pies, stews, and curries. It is also rich in vitamins A and C, B vitamins, carotenoids, and minerals.

Species Buttercup Squash, Winter Squash
Vegetable Size 4-5 tall by 6-8 inches wide

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Country of Origin

United States


Full Sun, Partial Shade

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Planting Instructions:

Plant 1 inch in soil after danger of frost has passed in Spring or 10 weeks before heavy frost for Fall planting, in mostly sunny areas.

Within-Row Spacing 8-12 inches
Between-Row Spacing 24-36 inches

Nutrition Facts:
Calories 40
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 5 mg 0%
Potassium 406 mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 10 g 3%
Dietary fiber 1.7 g 6%
Sugar 2.6 g
Protein 1.1 g 2%
Vitamin A 31% Vitamin C 23%
Calcium 3% Iron 3%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 10%
Cobalamin 0% Magnesium 4%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.