Animals, Agriculture & Food
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.
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.
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
- First white colored butternut squash
- Retains all the positive traits of the parent Waltham variety
- The new coloration is passed to offspring.
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