Bigger Better Butternut
I will let breeder Carol Deppe describe her squash: "Early 5 – 12 pound butternut with long thick necks. Matures reliably in Willamette Valley Oregon in spite of its large size. Very long storing, even when stacked in piles like logs. I bred ‘Bigger Better Butternut’ by dehybridizing from ‘Ultra Butternut HP F1’. (I like big butternuts. I can slice off a round from the neck for use in a one-person portion of soup or stew. Then I smear the resin that leaches out of the cut over the end to seal it. The rest of the fruit will then store for several days at room temperature without drying out or molding. So each day or few days, I just cut off what I need. Bigger butternuts are more efficient to harvest, store, and prepare. And they have a much lower proportion of waste than smaller fruits.) "
I would add that the long neck is entirely seedless, making for easy preparation and superior eating quality. The bulbed end contains the seeds, and cuts into two bowls perfect for stuffing. Finding a moshata squash suited to your climate and tastes is a big step in home food independence, because the moshatas store extremely well, are versatile in the kitchen, and have resistance to vine borers. 25 seeds