When to pick Butternut Squash?

Nick Barker asked 15 years ago

I have grown Butternut Squash for the first time this year. How do I know when they are ready? Do they turn yellow once they get picked or do I have to wait for them to turn yellow before picking? Any advice would be appreciated.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Butternut squash can be used immature, like any cucumber family plant, but it is normally left to mature, turn yellow/orange and firm on the outside. It has not been a great year for these, as they need a lot of sunshine to do well.