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I am looking for information on when pumkins are ripe.
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Pumpkins are in the squash family and are known as winter squash. Winter
squashes typically can be stored through the winter whereas zucchini is a
summer squash that needs to be used soon after harvest.
I am sending you the link to Utah State University publication on Summer and
The pumpkins are ripe and mature when fruits are fully colored, when vines
begin to die back, and when the rind is hard and impervious to scratching
from a fingernail. Mature fruits should be harvested with the stem attached
and stored in cool (50-55ºF), dry conditions.
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