Cube of Butter Summer Squash Seeds

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This packet sows up to 4 mounds.
Availability: In Stock
A winner in our company taste test, this bright and sunny, butter-yellow squash has a melt-in-your-mouth butter flavor raw or cooked. Plants are very productive for a continuous harvest. Pick squash at any size from small to large, and the fruit still has all of its tempting qualities. Easy to harvest because plants are open and have fewer spines than other varieties. Disease resistant to zucchini yellow mosaic virus, downy mildew, and podi virus.
$2.99 $2.09 12 seeds

Botanical Name: Cucurbita pepo (hybrid)

Days to Maturity: 50 days

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Native: North America

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: Compact vines form a 2' tall by 3'–4' bush type plant.

Variety Information: 6"–8" long, cylindrical fruits with lemon-yellow skin, and creamy white interior. 'Cube of Butter' plants are tolerant to zucchini yellow mosaic virus, downy mildew, and podi virus.

Type: Bush

Attributes: Disease Resistant, Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–85°F.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended except in very short growing seasons, 2 to 4 weeks before transplanting. Roots are sensitive to disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly into the ground. Transplant when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ½"–1"

Seed Spacing: 2–3 seeds per mound

Row Spacing: 3'–4'

Thinning: When 3 leaves, thin to 1 plant per mound

Harvesting: Harvest frequently to increase yield; squash seem to get monstrous overnight. While edible at almost any size, seeds are less developed in young fruit, therefore more tender. Using a knife or clippers, cut squash off including some of the stem. By including stem, the fruit is sealed and less likely to mold or dry out. Harvesting Blossoms: Look for male, non-fruit producing flowers that have long stems and harvest just before use (female flowers have a swollen mini-squash at the base of the flower and are on shorter stems).

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Cube of Butter Summer Squash Seeds Reviews

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Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jul 23, 2018
This variety of squash was not only easy to grow, but is hands down the most delicious summer squash I've ever eaten. I will never grow any other!
Maggie Mieske
Owner Response: Maggie, We agree! 'Cube of Butter' won our company taste tests! Thank you so much for taking time to let us know!

Amazing squash!
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Nov 26, 2018
Cube of Butter is a delicious squash that outperformed all other squash I have grown. This yellow variety was a nice addition to the garden and was more resistant to powdery mildew than Black beauty. It was the first and last to perform. I have a small space garden and probably planted two of these too close together but they roam so they moved to where they could get the best light. The yields are incredible, but I did notice the cucumber beetles really liked these and I didn't even grow cucumbers!
Val

Gardener
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jul 22, 2019
Excellent tasting summer squash, strong healthy plants, very productive
Martha Cochran

Buttery butter squash
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jul 30, 2019
Delish! Produces many buttery flavored squash.
anne mele

Yummy
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jul 31, 2019
I have two plants that are gigantic and have been producing lovely. We have harvested at varying sizes and all have been good, including in muffins. The plants have developed powdery mildew, however, so we'll see how long they last. Overall, happy with this squash.
Jenny Dreaden
Owner Response: Hi Jenny, Thank you for your feedback. Powdery mildew is a very common issue for squash. Our article Squash: Pests and Diseases may be helpful in applying some organic solutions to the pesky mildew. You will also find it linked in the "Learn More" section of the product page. https://www.botanicalinterests.com/product/Squash-Pests-and-Diseases

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