I'm new to this site and new to gardening. I have a butternut squash
that has taken over my very small plot. I have a few small ones, and
one large one. Only thing is, I have no idea when to pick them. The
large one is still green. Will it turn colour? Is there anything I
should be looking out for?
Any advice gratefully received.
Butternut squash turn tan when ripe. But there is not much time left
for a green butternut squash to ripen.
Any chance that you planted a butterCUP squash? These are usually
green when mature.
In any case, a mature winter squash will have a hard rind and a very
hard stem. The stem on a butternut squash will be hard as wood;
buttercup stems are a bit corky.
Pat in Plymouth MI ('someplace.net' is comcast)
I would advice against eating a green butternut squash as a zuch. I
tried one eaarlier this year when I did't know what kind of plant was
growing. it was not very tasty, in fact I'm almost sure it was
dangerous as my skin was shedding a bit while I was handeling the
sliced squash. actually i haven't confirmed it to be butternut squash,
but based on the shape color and size I'm guessing it to be butternut
letting it sit on a cool place to turn color and ripen sounds like a
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