How to Store Pink Banana Squash

  • Print this article

Pink banana squash is an heirloom variety of a large, pink-skinned winter squash. These squash are a type of banana squash, which all have the same storage and handling requirements. To improve the flavor and shelf-life of pink banana squash, cure it before storing it. The University of Illinois Extension office notes that this two-step process improves all types of winter squash, except those with thin skins or smaller sizes.

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic wrap
Show More

Instructions

    • 1

      Place whole pink banana squash in an area with an ambient temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 20 days. This step cures the squash.

    • 2

      Transfer the whole squash to a cool, dry place with a temperature between 50 and 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

    • 3

      Keep the pink banana squash in this cool place for up to three months before using.

    • 4

      Refrigerate any cut sections of pink banana squash, tightly wrapped in plastic, for up to one week.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not freeze whole or cut banana squash.

  • Keep whole pink banana squash out of the refrigerator.

Related Searches

References

Comments

You May Also Like

Related Ads

Recent Blog Posts

Your New Favorite Breakfast Smoothie
by Ashlae Warner

Given that a good portion of the world just celebrated a holiday that involves baskets full of candy and a bunny that hides eggs with even more sweet stuff inside, I figured we could all use a little something to …

Sweet Red Quinoa Porridge
by Amie Valpone

Every morning since I was a young girl, my mother served my sister and I a hearty and healthy breakfast. We never had packaged, processed foods in our home and we weren’t allowed to eat the boxed sugary cereals that …

See all posts
Featured
View Mobile Site