Butternut Squash Plants

Butternut Squash

Anonymous added on September 10, 2015 | Answered

We have tons of squash, but they are turning a little brown, like rust, in spots. Can we pick them now and let them ripen til they are ready? Will they turn darker if we pick them now? Thank you.

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Answered on September 12, 2015

You can sometimes ripen them off the vine, depending on how close to maturity they are. This article will help you try: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/ripening-green-unripe-squash.htm

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