Butternut Squash Plants

Picking Squash

Anonymous added on October 18, 2011 | Answered

I saw on the net somewhere that you should not pick squash until the stem is brown. This site didn't mention that. When should I pick my squash? My butternut is huge, some others are very small and some are medium.

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Answered on October 19, 2011

We would not recommend waiting until the stem is brown necessarily. If the squash is the correct color for its type, feels heavy for its size and sounds somewhat hollow when thumped, then it is ready to be harvested.

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