Butternut (Cucurbita moschata) is easily one of the most recognizable winter squash varieties today, and it all began with this heirloom. In the late 1940s a farmer named Charles A. Leggett experimented with winter squash breeding in his modest fields. His results are this highly recognizable bell-shaped strain that has typically produces four-to-five-pound fruits and has incredible creamy flesh and edible light-tan colored skin. Leggett presented the variety to agricultural specialists in Waltham Field Station, and the rest is history. The strain remains productive - three to five fruits per plant can be expected under ideal conditions - and due to its size, matures quicker than many other winter squash strains. In cooler climates, plant as early as June 1st.
110 days from seed. Annual.