Butterkin is Growing with Success
HALL, N.Y.- August 27, 2014 - Butterkin, a flavorful new variety
of winter squash developed for its distinctive flavor and texture,
has been quickly adopted by growers across the U.S. and
Canada. With over 300 growers in 34 U.S. states and five
Canadian providences, growers are expressing a great deal of
enthusiasm for Butterkin.
"The feedback from the growers has been very positive and we're
looking forward to a very successful season," says Dean Cotton,
vegetable seed business manager at SEEDWAY, LLC.
"Growing Butterkin has been a great experience with no growing
challenges…the biggest challenge has been Mother Nature this year,"
said Bert Bouwman of Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze in
Measuring about 6-to-7.5 inches in diameter and weighing between
2-to-4 pounds, Butterkin offers the perfect blend of sweet and
buttery flavors making it the buttery cream of the crop. Its
flavors make it the perfect addition to soups, pastas, pies and
salads. Its creamy and smooth texture makes it extremely versatile
and excellent for baking, roasting, steaming and even
grilling. For recipes, go to www.butterkinsquash.com.
"I think the best way to describe it is Butterkin is like
butternut's hotter cousin. It's sweeter than butternut with a
creamier texture and less stringiness. I see it gaining
popularity over the next few years as more people are exposed to
it," says Michele Collins at Fair Weather Acres in Connecticut.
Butterkin will be harvested in September and be available in
parts of the U.S. and Canada. Supplies are expected to last