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FOOD STORAGE — HOW LONG CAN YOU KEEP...

SQUASH, WINTER (INCLUDING ACORN, HUBBARD, BUTTERNUT, SPAGHETTI) — FRESH, RAW, WHOLE

Pantry Refrigerator
Blue Arrow Green Arrow 1-2 months
Freezer Freezer
Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 10-12 months
Tips
  • Pantry time shown is for storage in a cool (50° - 60° F) dry area; if kept at normal room temperature, storage times will be shorter.
  • Refrigeration is not recommended, as it will harm the texture and flavor.
  • Raw squash does not freeze well; cook before freezing.
  • To freeze: (1) Wash squash, then cook until soft; (2) Remove pulp from rind and mash; (3) Let cool and place in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • Freezer time shown is for best quality only — foods kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.

Sources: For details about data sources used for food storage information, please click here.

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