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Family: Cucurbitaceae

Above: different zucchinsi, Below: young butternut squash Use: sauteed, roasted, casseroles, salads, breads
butternut on roofdeck

Plant: large mounding or running, watery stemmed annual. Large leaves and stems are covered with hairs

Parts Used : fruits

: sunny location in rich soil. Squash bugs are a common pest. Protect with row covers, and watch for orange egg masses on undersides of leaf. Susceptible to powdery mildew.

Harvest Time
: summer through frost

Storage: typical sword shape 2007, Last Updated June 26, 2007