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What are the best "eating" months for acorn and delicata squash?

8 years ago

For example, in my experience the best eating months for butternut are from 2 months to about 7 or 8 months after harvest. They'll last longer than that, but they won't taste as good, and you can eat them earlier but they won't taste as good because they take a couple months in storage to develop sugars.

I normally plant acorn and delicata as catch crops for the SVB, and this year, nice surprise, some survived and I actually got a harvest.

So when do we eat them? Am I correct in remembering that delicata are good right away? Do the acorn need time in storage to get sweeter?

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