Zucchini Plants

Is Zucchini Still Edible if It Turns Orange in Storage

Anonymous added on November 30, 2010 | Answered

My pepper squash are doing the same, they were all very dark green when I stored them but now 2 months later they are all orange can the still be eaten or should I send them to the compost and how do I stop this next time?

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Answered on December 1, 2010

They are safe to eat. The squash just reached their fully mature color is all. I imagine that the flavor will not be what you are use to from this squash now that they have changed color, but it will not hurt you to eat them. Next year, try storing them in a slightly cooler location to slow down the process, but you cannot completely stop it.

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