Answer: The term 'winter squash' means simply that the squash can be stored during the winter months. Acorn, and other winter squash, can be harvested when they are of eating size, but they're likely to be watery and bland tasting. Winter squash are generally left on the vine all season. When the vines begin to yellow and die (usually after a light frost), harvest by cutting the squash off the vine, leaving a one-inch stem. Let the squash dry in the sun until the stems shrivel, then wipe the dirt from the skin (don't wash), and store them in a cool, dark location. They should keep for several months.
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