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The ability to store pumpkins and winter squashes for up to six months adds to the pleasure of growing them. However, there are a few guidelines worth following to ensure they store well.
Pumpkins and winter squashes (which differ from summer squashes by having a harder skin).
Store pumpkins and winter squashes from early to late autumn. Allow the fruits to mature on the plant for as long as possible to accumulate the highest quantity of sugars from the leaves, but before frost arrives (frosted fruit will not store).
Follow the tips below for the best results in storing pumpkins and winter squashes:
The most common problems with storing pumpkins and winter squashes are as follows:
AGM plants Courgette, marrow, squash and pumpkinFruit: protecting from frostHardy winter vegetablesRoot vegetables: storing
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