Ripening

Harvest when stems begin to shrivel or you can no longer pierce the skin with a thumbnail, but be sure to harvest before the first hard frost.

Plants/person:

2.0

Yield/plant:

3.0-10.0lbs

Yield/sq. ft.:

0.5-1.0lbs

Fruit Size:

5.0"-12.0"

Exterior Color:

Green, yellow, tan

Interior Color:

Yellow and orange

Nutrition:

The yellow flesh contain complex carbohydrates, Vitamins B6, A and C. Winter squash is an excellent source of beta-carotene and a good source of potassium, niacin, lutein, and iron and thiamin.