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When is Buttercup Squash ready to pick?

Postby Eeyore » Aug 21, 2012 10:23 am

I have Buttercup squash in my garden and want to know when to pick it. Also, should I prune it now to prevent the setting of any new squash?
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Re: When is Buttercup Squash ready to pick?

Postby orchidguy » Aug 21, 2012 11:08 am

Your buttercup squash, like all winter squash, are harvested when the exterior of it is hard, and when tapped, has a slight hollow sound to it. The buttercup usually needs about 90 -110 growing days (from sowing) to ripen when grown under normal conditions .

I usually trim this plant on a regular basis, as soon as the "fruit" starts to develop. You can remove between 3" and 12" at this time.

One of my favourite sqash for soups
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Re: When is Buttercup Squash ready to pick?

Postby Eeyore » Aug 21, 2012 11:22 am

Thanks Dan, I've never grown a winter squash of any kind before. :) I'll trim that baby ASAP!
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Re: When is Buttercup Squash ready to pick?

Postby hotsummerone » Aug 21, 2012 9:51 pm

Looking forward your buttercup squash.
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