Botanical Interests Packet
A renowned farm-to-table chef and a Cornell breeder worked for 6 years, crossing the flavorful, savory butternut with the sweet buttercup, to create this more manageable, 4"–5" butternut. The thin, edible skin signals ripeness by turning from green to terracotta, either on or off the plant. Compact vines are great for containers or trellises. Plants are resistant to powdery mildew and squash vine borers. Stores up to 6 months.
Approximate Seeds per Pkt: 10
Botanical Name: Cucurbita moschata
Days to Maturity: 110 days
Native: Northern Columbia
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" vine
Variety Information: 4"–5" fruits start out green with orange mottling, ripening to a pale terracotta. As a combination of butternut and buttercup types, 'Honeynut' is very sweet with very smooth-textured flesh.
MFG Part Number: 3182