Vegetables and Fruit forum: Spaghetti Squash

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Name: Catherine
NW Illinois (Zone 5a)
Jul 22, 2014 7:56 PM CST
Who has grown spaghetti squash before? Looks like a bumper crop here....15 squash on two plants. And some of them seem unusually size? Any special care? How do you determine ripeness ... Color? What about curing for storage? Help! Smiling
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Aug 2, 2014 4:07 PM CST
Catherine, did you find anything out?
There are so many things I have not seen. Northern Lights would be good.
Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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Aug 2, 2014 4:59 PM CST
Skin too tough to cut with a fingernail. If you wish to store leave them on the vine until it begins to die, store in acool dry area. The original vegtable spaghetti is cream to yellow when ripe, BUT there are several varieties which are different colors.
Name: Catherine
NW Illinois (Zone 5a)
Aug 3, 2014 6:11 PM CST
yes, Gleni - It looks like the keeping properties are similar to regular winter squash but that the spaghetti squash don't keep that well - maybe two months in ideal conditions.

Thanks Farmer Dill. I bought the two transplants but apparently lost the markers...not sure which variety. Some of the fruit is already pale cream/green although others are more the color of a striped green zucchini. Hmmmm.

I'm investigating using my cold storage room in the basement this year - has a dirt floor and cement walls...needs cleaning out and some sort of storage system devised. Had hoped to put the squash there but now, maybe not.
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