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Q: Will butternut squash ripen if picked early?
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Will a spaghetti squash ripen off the vine?

Vegetables don't ripen after being picked.

Can an apple ripen if picked off tree early?

yes it can

Will kiwis ripen after they are picked?

Kiwi are small, flightless birds native to New Zealand. They do not ripen. Kiwifruit, on the other hand, will continue to ripen after they are picked.

Can apples ripen if picked too early?

If the apples are fully grown, yet still not ripe, you can put them into a paper bag with a banana. Check daily. This should help them ripen.

Can you pick strawberries early?

strawberries are NOT like other fruits. They will not continue to ripen once they are picked.

Can pecans ripen after being picked?

they will probably rot before they ripen

Do tangelos continue to ripen after they are picked?

No because a tangelo (tangerine) is a citrus fruit and citrus fruit dot ripen after they have been picked.

Does a pomegranate ripen after being picked?

No :)

Will a watermelon ripen after it's picked picked?

yes, if you sit on it and water it regulary.

Do eggplants ripen after being picked?

yes they do.

Do mangoes ripen after they have been picked?


Do oranges ripen after they are picked?

According to established Florida citrus mail seller, Hale Groves, oranges and grapefruit do not continue to ripen once picked. But many other fruits and vegetables do.

Do cantaloupes ripen more after they have been picked?

Fruit can ripen slightly after you've picked them, for example if you buy a melon that is still slightly unripe (hard) leave it out for a couple of days and it will become a lot more juicy

How do you ripen picked strawberries?

You don't. Once picked, the flavor is set. They may get a little redder, and eventually will get softer, but the ripeness is final once they are picked.

Can you still put fruit out to ripen fruit after it's been in the fridge?

No, once fruit is picked it cannot ripen anymore, however if you put tomatoes in a covered box in a dark closet they will ripen.

Can apricots fully ripen if picked when they are still somewhat green?

Store them in a paper bag and they will ripen. Fruit gives of a gas that helps it ripen, it is a very small amount the paper bag helps to concentrate it.

How do you ripen an already picked cucumber?

You don't. Cucumbers aren't like tomato's or melons or most fruit. It's a vegtable and can only start to decay, not ripen.

Will cherries ripen after being picked?

Cherries will ripen if picked after they start to change color. You can place partilly ripe cherries in a bowl or paper bag at room temperature and they will ripen to a degree. We have used the technique on sweet and pie cherries as well as wild cherries. Of course they are not as sweet as cherries picked ripe on the tree but they are an improvement over cherries that you don't get at all because the birds ate them! Greg Schneider

How long does squash take to ripen?

It usually takes 6-8 weeks from fruit set for winter squash to ripen, but the time varies depending on the variety of squash, the temperature, and the amount of water the plants are getting. Squash that get adequate water throughout the growing season will continue to size up as they ripen. Hot temperatures accompanied by little or no water will curtail growth and accelerate ripening. Harvest the first winter squash the plants set in late summer, but leave squash that set later on the vine until after the first hard frost kills the leaves. Summer squash are harvested small, while their skins are still tender and before their seeds develop. In warm weather with adequate water, it can be 2-3 days from flower to harvest.

How long does it take for an orange to ripen on the tree?

From the flower to the fruit, this is a long process. It can take longer than a month for an orange to ripen on the tree. Most are picked and processed before they are ripe.

Do oranges ripen fast in dark?

It depends on whether the orange is picked or not. An orange does not continue to ripen after being picked. You might have heard they ripen quicker in the dark because in tropical areas it takes a cool night for the vivid color to set in. However, the oranges color does not always indicate its ripeness. For instance, most Florida oranges are dyed in order to enhance their appeal to consumers.

How can you determine if something is a fruit or a vegetable?

A fruit always has seeds of some description inside, for example: tomato, cucumber, and orange. A vegetable usually does not.If it continues to ripen after it is picked, it is a fruit. If it does not continues to ripen after it is picked, it is a vegetable

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When you plant a squash plant how long does it take till you can eat it?

It takes 6 to 8 weeks for the blossoms to form and the fruit to ripen.

Do blueberries continue to ripen after being picked?

white and green ones do not red or blue ones will continue ripening.