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Post  tabletopper on 7/16/2014, 7:06 pm

how does one know when a spaghetti squash is ready to pick off the vine......???

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Post  mollyhespra on 7/16/2014, 9:57 pm

They either turn yellow on the vine or if your season is short, pick them before ff and keep them in a cool room and they should ripen slowly on their own.
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Post  tabletopper on 7/16/2014, 11:31 pm

they are several shades of yellow........vines are old looking........dont want any to rot.......somewhere my daughter read that the stem gave the clue......they are so huge storage space would be a problem......

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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 7/17/2014, 1:48 am

The stem will turn tan/brown and dry out.

As to picking early, I had one fall of the vine quite early and unripe last year. It was quite immature, but I left it out in the sun for a while then brought it in and let it finish ripening in the house. It did and tasted just fine!
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