speghetti squash question

Discussion in 'Fruit and Vegetable Gardening' started by fitz, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. fitz

    fitz Member

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    I am growing speghetti squash for the first time and I dont know when to harvest it. What color should it be? how large? firm or not? Thanks
     
  2. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hey Fitz,

    We grew spaghetti squash when I was young. It should be firm - think of the hard winter squash you buy at the market. I think the colour should be something like butternut sqash when ripe (not green, sort of a mellow yellow, less pink than butternut). Size varies, but should be around 23 cm (9 in) long.

    Here is a link:
    http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-spaghetti-squash.htm
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I just noticed you are located in Tucson. Veggie gardening has to be a challenge there, eh? How do you keep things from drying and burning up?
     

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