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Q.Is It Ok If Pumpkins Get Rained On During The “curing” Period After Picking?

Zone 7216 | chocalolly added on March 28, 2020 | Answered

There is lots of info about picking them and how to store. For example Leaving them in full sun to allow the sun to harden the skin prior to storage, and covering them if a fros5 looks likely with shade cloth, but if they are in full sun for 2 weeks AND it rains, is that OK? Or do you need to move them in and out of the weather as well as the frost? Appreciate any advice.

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Answered on March 30, 2020

The rain won't affect them, too much. As long as the curing time is mostly sunny, that is.

As long as there is no frost, you can leave them out in the rain.

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