The butternut pumpkin (or butternut squash) is also called pear squash because of its shape.
It is available in sizes from 400 g to 2 kg. It has its origins in America, but now it is also grown in other, rather warmer areas such as Spain and the rest of southern Europe.
The peel of the butternut squash is slightly yellowish and studded or smooth. The inside colour varies from light green to orange.