Faster maturing than most pumpkins. Buttercup has a sweet, nutty flavour and relatively dry flesh. The small fruit is an ideal family size.
early sowings under glass can be transplanted after frosts have finished. For direct sowings, plant 4 seeds in mounds of soil, thinning later to the two strongest plants.
select a sunny, well-drained position. Add compost and thrive granular all purpose fertiliser. Provide growing plants with plenty of water at root level. When vines reach 2 metres and are carrying plenty of flowers, pinch off ends to contain growth. Harvest as the vine dies off, and the stalk turns brown. Protect from snails with yates blitzem.