Help with my squash


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Hi everyone.

I'm new to squashes and I was wondering if I could get your help.

This is the Marina do Chioggia squash and I was wondering if this is close to harvest or if I need to wait longer. How can I be certain it's okay to remove the squash?

This one is nearly 16 inches across.


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The winter squash I've dealt with will usaully starts out as one color and then changes to another color. I could harvest then but if you leave it on the vine for a while so the skin gets tough, it will keep longer, for example the Waltham Butternut that I grow.
 
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You can't go by the size of the squash. I go by when the skin gets hard enough that I have a very hard time of indenting it with my thumbnail. Also, the stem is dry and looks dead, no more green color.. Yours has awhile to go.
 

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