A winter squash that will keep for a number of months. This guide is about storing butternut squash.
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This squash can keep for quite awhile, but sometimes you may need to freeze some. This guide is about freezing butternut squash.
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How long will butternut squash keep after it is picked?
Hardiness Zone: 6a
By Dorothy from Cleveland, OH
I too have kept my butternut squash for many months through the winter. I left it on the vine as long as possible then when I did have to bring it in (it was probably close to October) I set mine in a basket using it (them, I had several of different sizes) as a center piece for either the dining or coffee table. They looked really pretty and were often a conversation piece, starting with, "are those yours from your garden?" Even more so by April! I think that was when I used the last one. They were so, so good! I have some growing now along with spaghetti squash. Good luck with them, and enjoy.
How do you freeze butternut squash?
By Linda V
How do you freeze butternut squash? Can it be frozen in the raw form?
By Dorothy from Rochester, NY
You should bake first but freezing without precooking is not a good idea. :-( Cut in half and place cut side down on baking sheet. Cook until tender. Scrape pulp from rind and mash or remove rind and cube.