Squash Plants

Harvesting Buttercup Squash

Anonymous added on September 3, 2011 | Answered

We planted buttercup squash and they produced well, but we don't know when to harvest them. Do they need to turn orange like a pumpkin, or do you pick them when they are green? Or is there some other feature to look for to assure their proper readiness?

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Answered on September 4, 2011

For buttercup squash, you want to look for just about 1/4 of the squash to turn yellow or orange. It will also feel heavy for its size.

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