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Butternut squash (cucurbita moschata)
A species of squash probably cultivated as long ago as 3400BC in Peru. Being a member of the marrow family, it grows on a long trailing or climbing vine, the fruits are bottle-shaped with orange flesh. Close relatives include Crookneck; Custard Squash; Kentucky Field; Large Cheese; Early Butternut. See Marrow
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