How to Store Pink Banana Squash

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
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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.

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