We grow four basic types of winter squash: butternut, spaghetti, buttercup, and acorn.
: The peanut-shaped butternut squash (shown at the far left), varies from dull pink to light tan, and contains sweet, dense flesh within a thin skin.
: If you're craving a healthier alternative to pasta, try baking a yellow spaghetti squash (shown second from left) and topping its stringy flesh with your favorite tomato sauce and parmesan cheese!
: While it's prominent thick cap and grayish-green bottom may be tough to crack, the creamy orange flesh of the buttercup squash (shown second from right) is easy to incorporate into casseroles, pies, and other dishes.
: The ribbed, dark green acorn squash (shown at far right) develops small orange patches as it ripens. The perfect size for one or two servings, this tasty variety is popular with individuals and couples.