Here is a winter squash I really like-Butternut squash. I’ve mentioned it before but it’s worth repeating.
Butternut squash doesn’t usually attract squash bugs. I’ve grown the very sweet Waltham Butternut, an Italian variety called Rogosa Violina and a huge variety called Tahitian Butternut-all don’t seem to attract squash bugs, at least in my garden and all have the wonderful flavor we associate with butternut squash.
It also doesn’t attract squash vine borers. The stems are solid and the squash vine borer like to lay it’s eggs in hollow stem varieties of both winter and summer squash. 100 days to harvest so if you plant right now, you may get to harvest as it will be ready right at the end of our season.
I’m growing your seeds of the Tahitian now!
It grows real big, loves to sprawl and is just as tasty as the regular Waltham Butternut. Enjoy!
Okay, this is one that I can actually get into, because the common sort (to the left in your pictures) just happens to be one of the two primary winter squash that I grow!