Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Animals, Agriculture & Food
Animals Agriculture Food
White, Longneck Variety of Butternut Squash
WARF: P100124US01

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.
Butternut 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 Invention
UW–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.
  • 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
For More Information About the Inventors
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