buttercup vs butternut
What has been your experience with these two different winter squashes?
I grew a butternut many years ago and it did not mature properly, so I switched to buttercup and have been successful for years. Well this year I decided to try my more experienced hand at growing butternut again.........well, they just seem to take so much longer to mature than buttercup. Yet my parents, who live only 4 miles away, can and do grow them to full maturity with no problems.
My last years growing of buttercup was a new variety named 'orange dawn' which was about the same size as regular buttercup, but the rind needed an axe to access it....not impressed......usually only see this trait on the hubbard line.