Enjoy Delicious and Unique Flavors with Tetsukabuto F1 X Buttercup Squash
The Tetsukabuto F1 X buttercup is a squash variety that has been gaining popularity in recent years. It is known for its unique flavor and texture, as well as its large size. I recently sent out some of these seeds to friends and family, but unfortunately one of them had their plants eaten by gophers before they could harvest any fruit. Despite this setback, there are still plenty of people who have grown the Tetsukabuto F1 X buttercup with great success.
One person who planted two of these squash plants was able to produce green squash from one plant, and orange/green squash from the other. They found the taste to be "okay" but decided to try different varieties next year such as Mooregold and Butternut instead. Another person grew Blue Doll (F2?) which looked more like a Triamble type, however the meat was not very thick and didn't have much flavor.
When clearing weeds under an asparagus bed, another individual discovered a rogue fruit that appeared to be dark orange/red flesh. This person had also planted MMMM seeds which were dark and gold flecked, similar to what is seen on Pinetree Seeds. The vines were huge and 10 fruits were produced, however over half of them had holes on the bottom caused by animals or rotting due to being on the ground. These were given away while two were kept for curing in a 61 degree bedroom.
To prevent rotting, it is recommended to place immature squash on top of a piece of pine board or other suitable object so it doesn't sit in wet soil. If you think you may have received Tetsukabuto F1 seed from me, I would label it as such. If it was Tetsukabuto F1 X Lofthouse buttercup (F1), then the label would be something like that. Unfortunately I don't have any other swaps for squash at this time.
Overall, growing the Tetsukabuto F1 X buttercup can be quite rewarding if done correctly. To ensure successful growth, make sure your plants are properly fertilized and protected from animals and rot. With proper care, you should be able to enjoy delicious squash with unique flavors and textures!
Did Tormato plant any of the Tetsukabuto F1 X buttercup seeds I sent?
No, Tormato did not get to planting any as he ran out of room and time.
How were the plants that were planted?
The two plants that were planted had green squash-bottom right in the photo and orange/green squash on the left. They were OK, but Tormato thinks he will plant squash that he really likes like Mooregold and Butternut.
Did Tormato bag any blossoms?
No, Tormato did not bag any blossoms as there were too many kinds that may have crossed.
Did Tormato send me Tetsukabuto F1 seed?
Tormato used all the seeds he had and does not have any other swaps for squash. He is sure this wasn't a Lofthouse cross.
What measures does Tormato take to prevent rotting?
To prevent rotting, Tormato places the immature squash on top of a piece of pine board or other suitable object to keep it from sitting in wet soil.
What caused the holes in the squash?
The holes in the squash are likely caused by mice/voles as they preferred this over butternut which was undamaged.