Buttercup Squash - Uncle David's Dakota Dessert

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3204  Cucurbita maxima

(Buttercup. 95 days.)

A beautiful buttercup type squash that’s bred to grow in these short seasons! Bred by David Podoll in North Dakota over 40 years, selecting for colour, taste, sweetness, vigour and cold-hardiness. He’s certainly come up with a winner in our books, as our trials proved Uncle David’s a champion producer with thick, dry flesh, small seed cavity, and loads of taste. 3-5 lb fruits on trailing vines.

~7 seeds/g

Developed by David Podoll, Uncle David's Dakota Dessert Squash is an OSSI variety.

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1:19 PM March 20th 2011
by Jocelyn Pringle
This is a fantastic squash, very sweet and flavourful, and a great keeper to boot. We still have a few left, and they have no bad spots, well into the end of March. I highly recommend it to everyone who stops over for dinner.