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Franklin, NC

July 3, 2009
2:23 PM

Post #6772268

When do you pick them?


Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)

July 3, 2009
3:00 PM

Post #6772416

Usually Acorn types of squash can be harvested whenever the skins become tough. Try sticking a fingernail into the skin and if it is difficult, then the squash is probably ready. Each variety will have a suggested maturity date and you can roughly judge the correct time by using that as a guideline. The squash will 'color up' to look like the mature version as well. Immature squash have a different appearance than the ones that are ready. The stem that attaches it to the vine will look a bit dried as well.

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