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Q.What Is The Best Time To Pick Butternut Squash And Do You Have Pictures Of How Many Different Types There Are?

Zone Scottsbluff, Nebraska (don\'t have any pictures) | doerr_patricia@hotmail,com added on August 19, 2023 | Answered

We have one that looks like Butternut, but it is small and green. Someone told us it was ready to pick but I don’t think they were right.

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Answered on August 21, 2023

Late September or the start of October is best, but it can be picked a little before that. Just make sure that your crop has hardened and turned color, first.


There are 12 main groups of winter squash (some would say 16) and countless cultivars in between. These articles will help:


Here are articles for more information:


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