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Will Delicata and Acorn squash ripen?

13 years ago

My pumpkin and squash vines are almost dead from powdery mildew. I know that the pumpkins will ripen off the vine, but what about delicata squash and acorn squash?

The rinds seem hard enough, but the color of the delicata is still light green with dark green stripes. I'm used to picking them when they turn creamy white (almost yellowish) with dark green stripes. The acorns are small and very dark green. I usually pick them when they have a small yellow spot on the underside. These don't.

I brought them all home today to ripen on the counter. Is it a waste of time?

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