Asked by: Ysabel Krausse
asked in category: General Last Updated: 7th April, 2020

How do you know when kabocha squash is ready to pick?

When picking out the perfect kabocha squash, the two most important factors to consider are color and weight. Choose kabocha that has a firm, deep-colored green rind. Some faint stripes, bumps, or blemishes on the skin are fine. And choose ones that feel heavy for their size (usually about 2-4 lbs).

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Considering this, how can you tell if kabocha squash is bad?

If the seeds look slimy, or are an off color, the squash has spoiled. If you cook it and slice it open and see the same thing, toss it. The seeds should be mostly white or cream-colored and should be covered in the squash flesh while the rest of the squash should be a bright color inside.

Likewise, how long does it take kabocha squash to grow? about 50-55 days

Likewise, people ask, will squash ripen after being picked?

Yes, most squash will ripen off the vine, so long as it's relatively mature (i.e. the squash has begun to change color). This is especially true of pumpkin, butternut squash and spaghetti squash.

Do you need to peel kabocha squash?

Despite its rough texture, the rind of a kabocha squash is soft enough to eat once it is cooked. The peel is safe to eat, but is always a good idea to wash it before cooking. If you prefer not to eat the peel, you can cut it off with a small knife or vegetable peeler or remove it after cooking.

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