Question Ripening squash

Helen Auriga

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I'm growing yellow button squash for the first time.
The squah are now larger than what I would purchase if I was at the markets. They are still pale green. Do I pick them now and wait for them to ripen or leave them until they turn yellow on the plant?
 

ClissAT

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Those don't sound like yellow button squash to me if they are greenish.
Yellow zucchini & squash should start life yellow!
Maybe you have green squash which grow to about small Jap pumpkin size.
In which case they are probably ready to pick now.
 

Helen Auriga

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Thanks for that tip. I've hecked my records and its Jaune et Verte squash which is lime green. I'll pick one for dinner and see how it tastes.
 
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