Pumpkin Hongxingli or Buttercup squash

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Pumpkin Hongxingli or Buttercup squash

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Price: £1.99
Product Code: PUMW134
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Pumpkin Hongxingli or buttercup squash is one of the most common varieties of winter squash and in common with most pumpkins has orange skin. An F1 hybrid, the flesh of Pumpkin Hongxingli is dense and heavy and a beautiful shade of orange-yellow. Each fruit weighs between three and five pounds and is of very high quality. For centuries, in the United States and latterly in the British Isles pumpkins have provided decoration at Halloween, pies at Thanksgiving and of course a carriage to take Cinderella to the ball. Buttercup squash plants usually bear two or three fruit and pinching the plants at the 5-6 leaf stage will give two main stems and make cultivation easier.  Pumpkin Hongxingli is tolerant of drought and low temperatures and matures 12-14 weeks after sowing. Given that the traditional colours for Halloween are orange and black and as we offer two cultivars of buttercup squash, one orange and one very dark green almost black (Pumpkin Heixingli) why not grow both varieties and create your own natural display in October.


Minimum Germination Temp: 15°C. Optimum Germination Temp: 35°C. Maximum Germination Temp: 38°C.

Sowing Depth: 3cm.

Sowing dates:  Indoors, late April. Outdoors: May.

Transplant: late May.

Plant spacing: 150 - 200cm.

Full Sun.

Harvest: Late August-October.

Packet content approx. 3gm



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