[Market-farming] Squash maturity

Bill Shoemaker wshoemak at inil.com
Thu Aug 16 07:46:49 EDT 2007

Sorry to hear about your losses Lu. Sounds bad. Seems people on this list 
have had too much of these kinds of events. Wish you the best for a quick 

If the plants were healthy when the damage hit and weren't damaged too much, 
they'll produce new leaves and continue to mature the squash. If not, you'll 
know within a couple of days and can harvest the squash then. Though if they 
aren't mature, they may not have much market value.

Bill Shoemaker, Sr Research Specialist, Food Crops
University of Illinois - St Charles Horticulture Research Center

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <frshstrt at baldwin-telecom.net>
To: <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 4:27 PM
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Squash maturity

> Hi!  We were hit with wind and hail  Monday night and all my crops are
> destroyed.  Was wondering if the vines on winter squash are still
> attached to the fruit -will they continue to mature or should I cut them
> off?  I lost my greenhouse and all my veggies and cut flowers but we
> were blessed since lots of people lost houses, barns and much more.  Lu
> in Wisconsin
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