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Q.Ripening Of Butternut Pumpkins

Zone South Australia 5162 | Flyn added on April 10, 2020 | Answered

My butternut vines are dying back & most of the pumpkins appear to not be fully ripe with green stripes near the stems. Will these continue to ripen as the vines die right back even though colder weather is upon us or is there something i can do towards this. Also should I keep watering them if rain does not come .

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Answered on April 12, 2020

They will, likely, continue to ripen, as it is common for the fruit to remain after the leaves have fallen off.

There isn't much left to do, and the plant will, no longer, be taking up nutrients or water at this point.

Here is an article that will help give you more information on their care:


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