Butternut Squash (Waltham)
A favorite since 1936. Butternuts are not as absolutely sweet as the maxima squashes, but they are easy to peel and chop, with a savory flavor and firm texture that make them versatile and easy to use in the kitchen. They are the most widely grown squashes in the US. Strong vines are solid clear through, unlike the hollow vines of many squash, which makes them great candidates for trellising. I have seen butternuts grown on A-frame tunnels made of rough tree saplings, as well as on fencing or regular trelliswork. 30 seeds
Butternuts are Cucurbita moschata. In the South, and other regions with vine borers, moschatas may be the only squash you can grow to maturity.