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Cucurbita moschata 'Butternut'
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Ripe butternut squash
Species Cucurbita moschata
Hybrid parentage 'Gooseneck squash' × 'Hubbard squash'
Breeder Charles Leggett
Origin 1940s in Stow, Massachusetts, United States
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Butternut squash cut lengthwise showing seeds
Australian pumpkin terminology
Butternut pumpkin (Australian term)

Butternut squash (Cucurbita moschata), sometimes known in Australia and New Zealand as butternut pumpkin or gramma, is a type of winter squash that grows on a vine. It has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin. It has tan-yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp with a compartment of seeds in the blossom end.

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