Butternut Squash Plants
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Can I save any of my late blooming butternut squash

Shadow added on August 24, 2011 | Answered

We live in Wisconsin and we had a late start due to a cool, rainy spring. It is now three weeks into Aug. and I am still getting new fruit blooms. We usually get our first frost in late Oct. /early Nov. Thanks for any help!

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Heather
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Answered on August 24, 2011

You may be able to pick the green fruit and ripen them off the vine when the frost comes. This article has information on that:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/ripening-green-unripe-squash.htm

You may also want to consider building hoop houses over the squash to extend your season a bit more.

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