Lofthouse Buttercup

Crop: Squash (Cucurbita maxima)

Use/Type: Winter

Breeder: Joseph Lofthouse

OSSI Pledge Date: 10/16/2015

Release Date: 10/16/2015

Bred for Organic Systems: Yes

Commercial Availability: Yes

Variety Type: Finished Variety


Small green and orange buttercup squash. Fruits weigh about 2 to 3 pounds. Selected for small size, sweetness, and dry spicy taste. Of all the squash that I have grown over the years, this is my favorite tasting. The low productivity can be forgiven because of the glorious taste. This is the earliest maturing maxima squash that I have grown. DTM about 85 to 95 days. Adapted to a cold mountain valley.

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