squash color change

Asked October 17, 2020, 4:50 PM EDT

a couple of weeks after I picked some Delicata squash the stripes turned from green to orange, are they still good and what causes that?

Deschutes County Oregon

1 Response

Hello, it appears that the color change is just the maturation process. Here is a quote from the linked article I am inserting.

" Some of the newer striped varieties of C. pepo will show some color changes with maturation, but the color change, say from white to tan between the stripes or stripes changing from green to orange, may occur well after the fruit are ripe enough to harvest." https://agsci.oregonstate.edu/sites/agscid7/files/horticulture/attachments/Managing%20winter%20sq%20...