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Acorn Squash

Post  walshevak on 6/26/2013, 4:54 pm

This is my first time growing acorn squash.  I have plenty of summer squash and don't really need the acorns at this time and would like to have them for winter.  When are you supposed to harvest them and how do you store them?

Can you see the little acorn in the picture?  It is a medium small one.  I have smaller and bigger.  One of the softball sized ones is turning a darker green.


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Post  GWN on 6/26/2013, 5:01 pm

acorn squash I believe is a winter squash which means it can be kept for several months. The squash with the tough skins are winter squash and last for months, even if just kept on a counter top.
I keep mine in a cold room
As far as when to harvest, I have always harvested when I had to, since my winter squash have never been ready until the fall, so I will defer that part of the question. COOL that you got one so early, I have only one winter squash fruit so far, an australian butter squash.. But its got LOTS of growing left to do.

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Post  TxGramma on 6/27/2013, 10:23 am

This  link is from Bonnie plants site Growing Squash if you scroll down to harvest and storage it tells you to harvest when the tough skins resist being punctured by a fingernail. It takes winter squash longer to mature than summer squash, they aren't harvested til fall.

And this link has good info on how to cure and store winter squash. Storing Winter Squash

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Post  NAR56 on 6/27/2013, 2:24 pm

Thanks TxGramma for the link. My summer squash plants are all gone now, but we got many yellow crook neck and zucchini this year. I just read that I need to plant my winter squash now so it will be ready for the fall. I want to plant Acorn and Butternut squash and hopefully it will hold up to our LA Summer heat!

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