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when to pick butternut squash

I've read questions on this, but it wasn't totally answered. When do you actually know when to pick the butternut squash?
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Butternut squash (and other winter squashes) are usually ready to harvest when they form a hard rind that you can't easily poke through with your fingernail. If you plan to keep them for long term storage, allow them to stay on the vine even longer. They'll develop a sweeter flavor the longer they're on the vine.

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Thank you for the information. I will leave them on until frost.
Submitted by budmarbee