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Q.Is It Too Late To Plant Butternut Squash In Zone 8b?

Zone Zone 8b, Sandy Hook 39478 | Anonymous added on September 25, 2022 | Answered

I am wanting to plant a few heels of butternut squash but I’m not sure how much cold they can handle. I live in SE Marion county Mississippi. We usually don’t get really cold or hard freeze until December or later.

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Answered on October 1, 2022

It may be too late. Butternut squash takes 110 to 120 days to harvest. Do you have that much time before freezing weather? Butternut squash is very frost sensitive and won't tolerate freezing temps. Here is more:



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