Butternut squash plants are a type of winter squash. Unlike its fellow summer squashes, it is eaten after it reaches the mature fruit stage when the rind has become thick and hardened.
Butternut squash, also known in Australia and New Zealand as butternut pumpkin or gramma, is a type of winter squash. It has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin.
It’s a great source of complex carbohydrates and fiber as well as high in potassium, niacin, beta carotene, and iron. It stores well without refrigeration or canning and each vine will yield from 10 to 20 squash if properly maintained.