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Cube of Butter Squash

Cube of Butter Squash

SQ801

C. pepo 50 days. Tempting and tender, these lemon yellow, straightneck squash are succulent and delicious with creamy white flesh. The uniform, cylindrical fruit can be picked young as baby-sized squash, or allowed to reach up to 10 inches while retaining all its irresistible, high quality flavor. Low growing, open bush-habit plants yield heavy harvests of this delectable summer favorite.

   Hybrid Variety
Approximately 9-13 seeds per gram.
  • SQ801/S
  • 3 grams
  • $3.75

  • SQ801/P
  • 7 grams
  • $5.95

  • SQ801/B
  • 1 oz
  • $12.95

  • SQ801C1
  • 1/4 lb
  • $33.85

  • SQ801C2
  • 1 lb
  • $79.95
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per gramFertilizer Needs
65-85°F5-101-1 1/2"1-2/hill3-4/hill3-6'75%3-4 yearsSee belowMedium


Cucurbita spp. In the diverse family of squash are true nutritional powerhouses, encompassing a wide array of forms, flavors, colorations, and culinary applications. Squash are rich in the carotenoids necessary for vitamin A production and boast a wide complement of amino acids. While starchy, most of the carbohydrates in the fruit come from special polysaccharides, pectins, which have exhibited strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-diabetic, insulin-regulating properties.

Days to maturity are from date of direct seeding.

Culture
• Fertile, well-drained soil gives best results
• Squash is a warm season crop, avoid planting too early; raised beds and plastic mulch help keep roots warm
• Squash are monoecious (bearing separate male and female flowers on the same plant) and require insect pollination
• Poor fruit set is often the result of inadequate pollination; plant bee attractant flowers

Direct Sowing
• Plant after frost danger when soil warms to 65°F
• Work in shovelful of compost and 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer into hill
• Keep soil evenly moist but not wet as too much moisture causes seed to rot
• Bush varieties: sow 3-4 feet apart
• Vining varieties: sow 4-6 feet apart

Transplanting
• Start indoors 3-4 weeks prior to anticipated transplant date in 4 inch pots
• Work in shovelful of compost and 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer into hill
• Transplant carefully as to not disturb roots

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Spotted and striped cucumber beetles, vine borers and squash bugs
Insect control: Row covers and/or apply Pyrethrin
Moschata species are resistant to vine borer
Common diseases: See chart below; diseases vary by region
Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation, and fungicide applications

Harvest & Storage
Summer squash: Harvest regularly when fruits are young to keep plants productive
Winter squash: Leave on vine until fully mature, rinds should be firm
• When winter squash is mature cut stem leaving 2-4 inches remaining, gently wash in sanitizing solution; 10 parts water to 1 part bleach
• For best results move winter squash to a warm dry area 80-90°F to cure; see each type (below) for curing requirements
• Store winter squash at 50-60°F with 50-75% relative humidity and good air circulation

Curing Requirements
Acorn: Curing not required; Stores 2-3 months
Buttercup: Cure 10-14 days; Store 1-2 months for best flavor; Will keep 4-6 months
Butternut: Cure 10-14 days; Store 1-2 months for best flavor; Will keep 4-6 months
Delicata: Curing not required; Stores 2-3 months
Hubbard: Cure 10-14 days; Store 1-2 months for best flavor; Will keep 4-6 months
Mini-Hubbard: Curing not required; Stores 2-3 months
Spaghetti: Curing not required; Stores 2-3 months

Seeds per gram
Acorn, Butternut, & Delicata: 9-16
Buttercup & Hubbard: 3-7
Green Summer: 4-11
Spaghetti: 4-7
Patty Pan: 7-10
Yellow Summer: 7-15
Zucchini: 5-8

KEY TO SQUASH DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
CMV | Cucumber Mosaic Virus
PM | Powdery Mildew
PRV | Papaya Ringspot Virus
WMV* | Watermelon Mosaic Virus
ZYMV | Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.
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High Yielding Squash Variety
Mar 18, 2017  |  By Rachael
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Absolutely wonderful squash. I normally grow straightneck squash but I think this is my new favorite. The plants grow and produce the best tasting yellow squash all summer long. No need to worry about the fruit getting too large, either; I had some fruit the size of a rolling pin that was still tender and sweet. The plants thrived very well in the off and on humid and dry conditions we had in NW GA last year. I would highly recommend this squash variety.
Fantastic
Jan 9, 2016  |  By Dee Sieffert
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A superior summer squash. Sweet and meaty and tender, even when large which I like to stuff. Holds up great on the grill, too!! Great germination and it seemed in no time I was harvesting lots yummy squash. A real gem.
Delicious and Prolific!
May 5, 2015  |  By Anne
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Everything about this squash is fantastic. High germination rate. Full-size plants grow to 30-36" in diameter and 30-42" in height. I used a 12" high hog wire support to help the plants stay upright and keep the fruit off the ground as they mature. The fruit easily grow to 16oz and each plant typically has 6 fruit in various stages of development. The squash are lightly sweet and delicate in flavor. Easy to pick due to the open bush habit. Will definitely grow again.
high yielding variety
Jul 12, 2014  |  By Simun Kolega
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I've never seen so many squash fruits like this year on Cube of Butter. Although plants are attacked by powdery mildew they still bear fruits and resist diseases.
Great Taste
Aug 21, 2013  |  By Pam W
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These squash have a great flavor. I was a little disappointed with the yield, but the squash I got had a great taste and texture.
Colleen
Jan 22, 2013  |  By Colleen
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The best yellow squash in the history of squash! And I LOVE squash!