how to tell when a butternut squash is ripe
You can tell your Butternut Squash is ripe when the stem turns tan and gets a little dry. You have to be careful and not wait to long, the squash will not be as good if it is overripe.
Butternut squash is ready to harvest when it turns from light beige to deep tan. A good size is anywhere from 8 to 12 inches long.