Butternut Squash Plants

How Do You Store Butternut Squash

tanzi added on September 25, 2012 | Answered

First time growing them and need to know how to store them.

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Answered on September 26, 2012

After you finish picking butternut squash, it needs to be cured. All that means is that you have to let the squash sit at room temperature for a week or two to fully harden the skin. They’ll need a temperature of about 70 degrees F., but don’t leave them outdoors where they’ll be vulnerable to insects.

Once cured, the fruit should be stored in a cool dry place (40-50 F.) such as a basement or garage. Do not let them freeze. Properly stored, your butternut squash should last from three to six months.

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