Butternuts are annual long trailing vines that feature distinct male and female flowers that require honeybees for effective fruiting.
Externally, butternut is a large-sized fruit featuring upper, long, thick neck attached to pear-shaped base. Its external surface has smooth, ribbed skin.
Its flesh is golden-yellow to orange in color.
Butternut squash seeds can be eaten as nutritious snack food.
Cut the butternut squash in half. Place face down onto a foil lined baking sheet. Bake in 400F oven until soft. Remove seeds and discard. Carefully scrap out the softened squash from cavity.
Butternuts can be stored up to 6 months in a warm dry area with ventilation.
Pumpkin Pie (using butternut squash) makes 1- 9-inch pieCut a butternut squash or pumpkin in half or quarters. Place face down on foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 for an hour or until squash is soft and mushy- insert knife test. Remove from oven. Allow to cool. Scrape out seeds. Scrape out pulp, puree to make extra creamy.
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