Butternut squash is one of the most popular modern varieties of hard winter squash. Butternuts are known for their long neck and bowling pin or bell-like shape. Their smooth skin is pinkish-tan and hardened when mature. The skin is edible when cooked though most often it is peeled and discarded prior to eating. The long neck of the Butternut squash contains a solid orange flesh that makes for easy peeling and slicing. Its bulbous end houses a petite seed cavity surrounded by a layer of orange flesh. When cooked the flesh of the Butternut squash is tender, nearly strangles, and offers a mild squash flavor with sweet and nutty nuances.