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    How to Harvest, Cure, and Store Winter Squash

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    Harvest winter squashes when they are mature. Winter squash is mature when its rind cannot be scratched with a thumbnail. Winter squashes include Acorn, Butternut, Hubbard, Banana, Buttercup, Spaghetti, and pumpkins. Winter squash refers to squash planted in spring, grown in summer, harvested in fall, and stored for winter use. Winter squashes require more days […] More

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    Squashes for Winter Cooking

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    Butternut squash, acorn and Delicata squash, Hubbard and kabocha squash—all of these are winter squashes—you cook and serve them when the weather turns cold. Winter squashes are grown in the summer just like summer squashes, but instead of picking and serving them tender and immature (like summer squash), winter squashes mature on the vine, are […] More

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    Blue Hubbard Squash

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    The peak-season for winter squashes is from mid-autumn through early winter. The Blue Hubbard Squash—which is also called the New England Blue Hubbard—is a great choice for sweet-tasting winter squash to serve on a cold, late autumn evening. The flesh of the Blue Hubbard is deep orange. It is dense and starchy and has the nutty, […] More

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    Winter Squash Varieties

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    Winter squashes are best from early fall through winter. Winter squashes are drier, more fibrous, and much sweeter than summer squashes. The thick, hard shells of winter squashes can not be eaten, but the shells add to the period these squashes can be stored—ranging from 30 to 180 days. In addition to the sweet flesh […] More