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#1 of 5 Old 09-06-2008, 06:56 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So I planted lots of acorn squash and due to bugs and powdery mildew got just a few (5-8ish). I set them on the picnic table to let the skins get good and hard (but not be sitting on the ground, sos' they wouldn't rot)... and they've turned/are turning orange. Is this OK? I was always under the impression they were sposed to be green... but they're all turning orange. Are they OK to eat? Or is that a sign (like pototoes turning green), of them being bad??
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I'm sure they're fine. I've seen orange acorn squashes before, as well as green ones with various amounts of orange filling in. As long as they're firm and not mushy/moldy, they should be good!

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I think I read somewhere that green with maybe a little orange is optimal for flavor, but that fully orange is fine to eat, just not prime. I had an orange one last year and ate it, and all went well.
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Oh good, I brought them inside after posting that yesterday, so they shouldn't (theoretically anyhow), turn any oranger... least, unlike my potatoes they aren't poisonous!!
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Oh good, I brought them inside after posting that yesterday, so they shouldn't (theoretically anyhow), turn any oranger
Pumpkins still turn orange after you bring them in so these probably will too
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