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HUTCHINSON FARM
6202 Walkers Line,
Burlington, ON
905-335-2515


Butternut


Photo: Butternut squash, David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm, Burlington, ON, September 14 2012
Grown at Hutchinson Farm since 1980's. Available in October, 2012

Genus: Cucurbita moschata
Length: 10 - 15"
Width: 4 - 5"
Weight: 3 - 6 lbs
Colour: Beige
Skin Texture: Smooth
Flesh: Orange
Varieties grown: Avalon, Waltham Butternut

Varieties grow

A descendant of crookneck squash, Butternut hails from Stow, Massachusetts in the 1930's and is our best selling squash. It has tan skin with deep orange flesh. Store in a cool location for up to two months (sometimes longer).

Culinary: We use butternut more than any other squash. It is a great tasting squash, and its blocky shape is almost solid flesh -there's just a very small seed cavity at the blossom end, making butternut a great value and the easiest squash to use in the kitchen. It is easy to slice, peel, and dice, and can be used in a wide variety of recipes.