Undisputed king of all butternut squash! Vigorous vining plant produces good yields of 5-6, uniform, 7-9"L x 4" diameter (around its plump bulb end) fruits weighing 3-6 lb. Fruits have small seed cavities and thick, straight, cylindrical necks. Rich, dry, orange fine-textured flesh has a scrumptiously nutty-sweet flavor with a high cooking quality. Exceptional keepers. Delicious roasted, sautèd, pureed or made into soup.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.