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Button Squash             Cucurbita pepo                     Cucurbitaceae

Fully grown


The fruit of the button squash is literally only 'button' if you pick the fruit when very young.


There is a temptation to let them ripen but that would be a mistake as they will just continue to grow until you end up with pumpkins.

This variety has a nice neat growth habit and does not spread far, especially if you harvest the squash regularly.

They strike quickly and power on from there but will not do well with either frost or the heat of February to April.


We have them sprinkled throughout the garden as they get on quite well with most other plants.