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Unripe butternut- any way to salvage?
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InVermont    Posted 10-19-2003 at 07:05:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
About a week and a half ago we had an all night freeze forecast.(and it was- started at 32 degrees by 8:00 pm and got down to 25 by 7:00 am) I was afraid my nine butternut squash wouldn't make it thru without freeze damage, so I cut them off the vine and carted them inside to sit in a sunny window to cure. I cooked one last night and it never turned to sugar- all starch and unpalatable. Is there any way to "cure" the remaining ones so they will sweeten up? or did I fail at squash this year?


~Lenore    Posted 10-19-2003 at 09:55:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I found this on my favorite gardening site.
Some asked the same question, it may help you.


deadcarp    Posted 10-19-2003 at 08:40:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
i'd treat them like anything else that's green - set them on a windowsill in the sunshine and see what happens :)


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