Butternut Squash curing


Joined
Mar 19, 2017
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Country
United States
In planting zone 6b, by the time I picked my butternut squash, it was too late to cure it outside. Temps are in the 60s, grey skies and frequent rain. So I guess I'll bring it in. How long might they last without curing?
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Apr 20, 2018
Messages
120
Reaction score
25
Hardiness Zone
zone 6b
Country
United States
i am in 6b. i still have about 30 butternut squash on a rack outside. picked Monday. will store them inside in a few days.
 
Joined
Mar 28, 2015
Messages
3,626
Reaction score
3,276
Location
Southern Chester County, PA, USA
Hardiness Zone
4 to 5 best for success.
Country
United States
Cure??? Not sure the term of Curing a squash Just picked up a huge butternut squash from an Amish farm up the street from me, its as long as my arm. made some of it for dinner last night with goat cheese , pine nuts and pasta. Right now baking off the rest of it to puree for freezing later, to have for pies, breads, or soup.
 
Joined
Jul 3, 2020
Messages
90
Reaction score
27
Location
Western Michigan
Hardiness Zone
6B
Country
United States
I've had my butternut squash in my living room for the last 2.5 weeks to cure.

I remember reading 2 weeks for curing a few years ago. I checked Johnny Seeds and they suggest 2 months.

I'd try mine now but we just haven't put it in the meal rotation yet.
 
Joined
Oct 8, 2017
Messages
4,516
Reaction score
3,808
Location
Birmingham Alabama
Hardiness Zone
8a
Country
United States
Some say do not help them with a wash, rather separate dry and allow for airflow underneath. I am not able to follow northern advice due to the humidity here. Separate and dry- yes, but an anti fungal wash helps us due to our extremely high humidity. They will survive months this way.
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Mar 28, 2015
Messages
3,626
Reaction score
3,276
Location
Southern Chester County, PA, USA
Hardiness Zone
4 to 5 best for success.
Country
United States
Was able to roast my butternut squash and made 4 containers of 2 cups each puree for the freezer. they will be used for soup, pies, or bread whenever. Still never heard of or know what "curing" a squash means. If I ever did buy a bunch of them, I'd have them sit out in the garage, but the local ones about are so big.
 
Ad

Advertisements


Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top