Storing squash

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Candide

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Storing squash
« on: January 15, 2023, 10:39 »
Grew squash ( uchiki kuri ) for the first time this year.  Left as long as possible on plant but picked before any frost.  Put them in u heated ghouse to cure for 5 or 6 weeks.  Then into garage to store.
Trouble is the last two have developed white mould and made some of insides mushy.   Cut out the grunge and they're fine but expected them to store better.
Any thoughts or tips?

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mumofstig

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Re: Storing squash
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2023, 11:09 »
They probably just got too cold, but they really aren't the best keepers.
A couple of weeks ago, one of mine in the brick outhouse grew a really pretty blue furry mould  :nowink: so that one got thrown away. I turned the rest into a spicy ''pumpkin' soup, stored in portions in the freezer.
I still have a few Butternuts and Trombas which are still ok.

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Re: Storing squash
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2023, 19:10 »
Ta MoS.  Worth knowing that it's the kuris that don't store as well

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Re: Storing squash
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2023, 22:04 »
 Yes theyre the ones that dont store so well for me, Ive got 2 squash of unknown type left from 2021  :ohmy:
 :lol: Keep thinking I ought to use them up, I bet theres nothing left inside worth using!
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