Tip: Stock up on peak season crops such as corn, tomatoes, squash and berries when the price is right. Freeze or can them to use in soups, stews and sauces later.
See also squash.
Butternut squash is a large, cylindrical winter squash with a buff, yellow coloring and flesh ranging from yellow to orange. It is long and skinny, measuring between 8 to 12 inches in length and up to 3 to 5 inches in diameter at its bulbous base, and can weigh 2 to 3 pounds. It is a sweet squash that can be baked, steamed or simmered. It will keep for several months in a cool, dry place.