The butternut squash is a fruit with easy to remove, quite soft skin. It has a beige to yellow color. The butternut squash has an orange fleshy pulp and has a sweet nutty flavour.
The classic butternut squash is one of the most popular varieties. Producing a rich, golden-yellow flesh with excellent texture, butternuts are a smooth long-necked bowling pin- or bell-shaped squash encased with a pinkish-tan hard rind. Having a relatively small seed cavity in its bulbous end, its tender flesh offers a superb creamy flavor. This old favorite offers fine eating and consistent flavor. Yielding more meat than most other squashes, butternuts weigh two to five pounds.