butternut squash - Knowledgebase Question

White Salmon, Wa
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Question by psharr1
September 7, 2009
How to know when to harvest the squash?

Answer from NGA
September 7, 2009
Harvest pumpkins and winter squashes after they change to their expected color and after their skin is thick enough that a thumbnail doesn't puncture the fruit when you press on it. Watch the weather reports - if you plan on storing the squash, don't let them get hit by frost or they will rot. Be sure to leave 2 inches of the stem attached so they will store well.

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