The Butterkin squash is very new to the commercial market, both for growing and eating. As its name suggests, it’s a hybrid between a butternut squash and a pumpkin, and it looks the part. The fruits have the smooth, light orange skin of a butternut and the round, ridged shape of a pumpkin. Inside, the flesh is the best of both worlds – deep orange, smooth, and extremely sweet. Butterkin was developed by Hybrid Seeds in New Zealand for its distinctive sweet and buttery flavour and texture. It measures about 6-to-7.5 inches in diameter and weighs between 2-to-4 pounds.