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butternut squashes


By Masie

United Kingdom Gb

Please can anyone tell me how early can you pick squashes. I have picked two very small fruit from a vertually dead plant,both about eight inches diameter. the colour looks ripe but no centre of seeds. Would this be edible or not? cheers, masie.



Might be a case of cooking them and finding out.... Weather wasn't too good this year for squashes - I didnt get a single pumpkin from my two plants :-(

6 Oct, 2009


I picked some of my squash early this year and they were delicious - not many seeds but absolutely perfect to eat. Agree the weather wasn't ideal this year so the crop was poor but what I have had so far have been very tasty :)

I hope yours cook up ok too!

6 Oct, 2009


I pick all my butternuts around now and store them for a couple of months, if they last that long , they are delicious. If you leave them any longer they will not get any bigger anyway, also frost or slugs may damage them.

7 Oct, 2009

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