The latest variety of winter squash that’s booming in popularity is delicata. You may have seen this butter-colored pinstriped squash popping up around the pumpkins and gourds at the market this season and wondered, what the heck is it? Is it ornamental or edible? Delicata squash (Cucurbita pepo)—also known as peanut squash, Bohemian squash, or sweet potato squash—is favored for its delicate, edible skin. No peeling required! So if you love the taste of butternut squash but don’t like the hassle of peeling that hard, impossible rind, delicata squash may be your new favorite.