Butternut winter squash-doesn’t attract squash bugs

Here is a winter squash that doesn’t attract squash bugs. I’ve grown the very sweet Waltham Butternut, an Italian variety called Rogosa Violina and this year a variety called Tahitian Butternut-all don’t seem to attract squash bugs, at least in my garden. And I grew these because I had read they don’t attract them.

In the last post, I talked about Rugosa Friulana, a summer squash that doesn’t attract squash bugs, so now we have both a winter and summer squash that don’t attract these pesky bugs. Try these two types next year for more carefree squash!

3 comments on “Butternut winter squash-doesn’t attract squash bugs

  1. Pamela Grob says:

    Your squash look wonderful and no squash bugs, that’s fabulous!

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  2. tonytomeo says:

    Now I gotta go back and look at your former article about this. I remember you talking about this before. There is no problem with squash bugs here, but there are plenty of other insects pests that prefer particular cultivars and varieties of host plants.

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    • tonytomeo says:

      The common Waltham butternut squash happens to be the only butternut squash I have ever grown. It worked well enough that I never bothered with other varieties. The simple shape is easy to peel.

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