Butternut Squash & Kabocha Squash - when are they ready?

  • 5 Replies
  • 2818 Views
*

Floody

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Location: Notts, East Midlands
  • 65
    • Sensible Mole
Another newbie question from me...

This is my first time growing butternut squash and kabocha squash.  Some of these are getting comparatively quite large, as shown in the photos...but how do I tell when they are ready?  :unsure:

As always, many thanks for your advice.  :)

Floody
Kabocha.jpg
b'nut.jpg

*

Yorkie

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: North Yorkshire
  • 25098
Re: Butternut Squash & Kabocha Squash - when are they ready?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2014, 18:02 »
Wait until the stem has gone dry and hard - then cut the squash off with a few " of stem on it, to maximise storage duration.
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

*

mumofstig

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Kent
  • 53862
Re: Butternut Squash & Kabocha Squash - when are they ready?
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2014, 18:50 »
They tend to change colour and become less shiny as well  ;)
Lesley x
I'm not good, I'm not bad - I'm just me, and sometimes I have to apologise for that ;)

*

RJR_38

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Buckinghamshire - Chilterns
  • 2351
    • www.foodinmytum.com
Re: Butternut Squash & Kabocha Squash - when are they ready?
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2014, 19:25 »
Wait until the stem has gone dry and hard - then cut the squash off with a few " of stem on it, to maximise storage duration.

Only if you have no rat/squirrel problems! If I leave mine that long they have already eaten most of it! I have to pick mine a bit before that and finish ripening them on the windowsill. I haven't found good protection for the squash yet as I refuse to net the whole plant

*

GrannieAnnie

  • Grandmother of the Forums
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Kent
  • 21101
Re: Butternut Squash & Kabocha Squash - when are they ready?
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2014, 22:36 »
My butternut are still small and green.  Last year I only had 3 fruits, but they didn't ripen properly!   :(

*

Totty

  • Guest
Re: Butternut Squash & Kabocha Squash - when are they ready?
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2014, 11:42 »
I leave all of them until the first frost threatens.

Totty



xx
Butternut squash

Started by viettaclark on Grow Your Own

26 Replies
9306 Views
Last post September 19, 2010, 21:05
by rainbow1
xx
Butternut Squash - yet again

Started by Sadgit on Grow Your Own

4 Replies
1678 Views
Last post October 14, 2008, 22:42
by Swing Swang
xx
Butternut squash

Started by engineer on Grow Your Own

17 Replies
4347 Views
Last post October 08, 2016, 21:10
by engineer
xx
Butternut squash

Started by Elm street on Grow Your Own

9 Replies
3564 Views
Last post June 04, 2014, 22:43
by TheWhiteRabbit
 

Page created in 0.294 seconds with 31 queries.

Powered by SMFPacks Social Login Mod
Powered by SMFPacks SEO Pro Mod |