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WARF: P100124US01

  • Assigned to WARF as biological material.

White, Longneck Variety of Butternut Squash


INVENTORS -

James Nienhuis, Calvin Lietzow

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is seeking commercial partners interested in a new variety of butternut squash that has a white rind while retaining the classic orange flesh.
OVERVIEWButternut squash dominate sales of winter squash. They are known for their lightly sweet, mild taste, tan rind and vivid orange flesh. The most popular variety is Waltham Butternut.
THE INVENTIONUW–Madison researchers have developed a new variety of butternut squash having an eye-catching white rind and a longer neck. The cultivar is known as ‘Longneck Buttermilk.’ It was developed through crosses of a yellow rind squash from Puerto Rico and a commercially available strain of Waltham Butternut.
APPLICATIONS
  • New variety of butternut squash and seeds
KEY BENEFITS
  • First white colored butternut squash
  • Eye-catching
  • Retains all the positive traits of the parent Waltham variety
  • The new coloration is passed to offspring.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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Contact Information
For current licensing status, please contact Emily Bauer at emily@warf.org or 608-960-9842.
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