GENUS: Cucurbita SPECIES: Maxima
Heritage Status: New Zealand
Bio-Region of Origin: Southland
Number of Seeds: 10
Description: A classic pre 80’s Buttercup from the Collection of Henry Harrington in the deep South. They are dry and sweet and excellent summer squash, ripening early, often by Xmas or early January, but don’t keep much after June/July. The bushes have medium vigour, and require some room to trail or grow up.
To help you decide which varieties will be best for you.
Planting Instructions: Sow seed into tray after danger of frost. Prick out at 6cm diagonal spacings when first leaves appear. Transplant into garden at 1m diagonal spacings once soil temp reaches 15-16 degrees C.