It has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin. It has yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp.
When ripe, it turns increasingly deep orange, and becomes sweeter and richer. It grows on a vine. The most popular variety, the Waltham Butternut, originated in Waltham, Massachusetts.
GreenPoint’s Butternut Squash
Butternut squash cannot be beat for its versatility and sweet-savory seasonality. It can be roasted crisp or pureed smooth, and is delicious at every stage in between. It adds warmth and comfort to pretty much any fall dish from pastas to soups to salads to stuffings. Plus, it’s full of vitamin C and potassium! We would never pick favorites, but butternut squash really gives pumpkin a run for its money.