Butternut Rugosa. Very large butternut type. Ribbed with 'wrinkled' skin. Very tasty, good keeper. 100 or so days. 5 gram packet.
Posted by Maya on 17th May 2013
This was the first and best butternut squash I've ever grown. The flavor is superb. It is massive, which adds time to it's preparation so last year I chose to grow a more manageable sized butternut, Waltham. No comparison. The extra effort this squash takes pays back in richness and depth of flavor. As long as I have the space for it, I will always grow this variety. Stores for me for about 9 months. The roasted seeds are delicious!
Posted by Antoniette on 21st May 2012
This was the best butternut type squash I have ever grown. Vigorous vines, tons of flowers which I used the males for frying, and the fruit itself is so sweet and dense and delicious. Cut in half and seeded, baked in the oven for puree, the cut side on the baking sheet became crispy and tasted like candy. Delicious!
Posted by Kayla MN on 22nd Mar 2012
I purchased this wrinkled butternut squash variety and was not disappointed!
The plants thrived and grew to be very large, each one producing 3-4 squash.
Yummy! I plan to plant the same variety this year.
Posted by Steve Zwier Asbury Village Farm NJ on 13th Dec 2011
The taste of this squash blew us away when we tried it in the 2011 season. And it's easy to grow, fighting right through the excessive weed growth in our squash field. We have a 200 member CSA and trying to convince members who were intimidated by its size that eating this squash would change their lives was a challenge, but we'll grow more next year. Don't know how well they store because we ate them too fast! Possible replacement for Waltham if they store well. Thanks!!!
Posted by Suzanne on 29th Nov 2011
I bought Butternut Rugosa seeds from Mr. McKay about 2 years ago. The first year, they didn't grow well but that was most likely my fault. We moved that year and I didn't get them into the ground in IL until July and then I planted them in a compost pile with a lot of ashes. The squash grew on the vine but withered. This year I was much more successful. I had a real garden and applied the six sheet of newspaper technique around the squash hills to keep moisture in and weeds out. These plants travel 20 ft or more! I had 2 hills of butternut and yielded about 15 large squash. This is the best butternut I have ever had. Nice and smooth. I gave some to the neighbor and she baked it. Said the skin came off in one piece and it was wonderful. She had to know what it was - and she is married to a man who used to work for Del Monte and has a great garden. I cut up and froze a bunch and then gave away more.