Newer variety with a thicker, longer neck than other butternuts, making it exceptionally easy to peel for Italian risottos and soups. Bright orange flesh is sweet. Large 2.2-2.7 (5-6 lb) fruits on productive vines. Excellent winter storage variety.
Squash plants are frost tender and must be planted when danger of frost is past. For earlier fruit, plant in 8 cm (3 in) jiffy pots or strips 3 to 4 weeks prior to intended date of transplanting to the garden. Plant the seed 4 cm (1 1/2 in) deep and keep the soil warm, 22 C (72 F). Space plants in the garden 1 m (3 ft) apart. Fertilize with 10-52-17 and liquid seaweed for strong healthy plants.