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How to Store Acorn Squash

General Winter Squash Info

Winter squash includes the following vegetables: Acorn, Amber Cup, Autumn Cup, Banana, Butternut, Buttercup, Carnival, Delicata (Peanut), Fairytale Pumpkin, gold Nugget, Hubbard, Kabocha, Spaghetti, Sweet dumpling, and Turban squashes.

General How to Store Acorn Squash Info

Choose squashes that are heavy for their size with hard, thick shells. Avoid those with any signs of decay, soft spots or cuts in the shells.

Short Term Acorn Squash Storage

Acorn squash can be stored whole & unwashed in a cool 50 to 55°F (10 to 12.8°C) dry place such as the basement or garage for up to 3 to 4 months. Remember, warmer temperatures will reduce the effective storage time.

Refrigerate cut squash pieces in an airtight plastic container for up to 5 days. Cooked squash should be stored in the refrigerator and then used within a week.

Acorn Squash Long Term Storage

To freeze winter squash, wash and cut into small pieces, remove seeds and peel. Cook until soft, then mash pulp or put through a sieve. Once cooled, place in an airtight freezer container with ½ inch of head space and freeze at 0°F (-17.8°C); winter squash will keep for 1 year.

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