How to Tell if Spaghetti Squash is Ripe
Delicious when ripe and cooked, spaghetti squash with origins from China is a warm yummy delight for taste. Its flesh takes the shape of strands of spaghetti when cooked and that’s where it earned the name – Spaghetti squash from even though it can still be called vegetable squash.
‣ Watch for Color Change ‣ Check the Texture of the Skin ‣ Check the Skin for Blemishes
When to Harvest Spaghetti Squash
1. Watch for Color Change
One of the foremost pointers to tell if a fruit has attained its maturity stage and is ripe for harvest is to observe the color change of the fruit. The same goes here for spaghetti squash. Its skin changes to a bright yellow color when fully ...
Another way to find out or know if spaghetti squash is ripe for harvest is to press one of your fingers into the skin of the fruit or use a finger to pierce the skin.
2. Check the Texture of the Skin
3. Check the Skin for Blemishes
If your spaghetti squash is ripe, there would be no scars on its skin or lines indicating fracture and puncture. If however, you happen to find bruises and scars on its skin, then it’s a pointer to the fact that it has gone past ...
Harvest the fruit on a bright sunny day and place them in boxes that are in a single layer and store them in a cool dry room. But before that, you need to wipe the skin off with a solution of 10 percent household bleach and 90 percent water. This solution in the mix combats mildew and mold which are basic constituents of the skin.
Storing the Spaghetti Squash Rightly