USU Student Organic Farm
Winter squash comes in many shapes and sizes, round and elongated, scalloped and pear-shaped with flesh that ranges from golden-yellow to brilliant orange. Most winter squashes are vine-type plants. They take longer to mature than summer squash (3 months or more) and are best harvested once the cool weather of fall sets in. They can be stored for months in a cool basement-hence the name "winter" squash.
Hunt, Sara; Sorenson, Crista; Heineman, Bethany; and Workman, Ashley Walker, "Winter Squash" (2010). USU Student Organic Farm Newsletter. Paper 38.