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Post  dixie 8/3/2017, 12:42 pm

My delicata squash have just turned yellow with dark stripes.  For storage purposes, should I pull them now or wait til later in the season?
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Post  CapeCoddess 8/3/2017, 12:51 pm

happy hi Dixie!

Following this as I noticed 4 females on my plants this morning. Best guess would be to pick them when they look like they do in the grocery store. hehe
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Post  Abiqua Ike 8/3/2017, 1:55 pm

For storage purposes you want the skin hardened, so later is better. For eating right away it doesn't matter.
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Post  dixie 8/3/2017, 2:06 pm

Thanks for the info.  Will they be sweet if I eat them now?
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Post  Abiqua Ike 8/3/2017, 2:24 pm

Yes, they will be sweet now but will develop more sweetness and flavor as they mature.
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