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North Carolina Squash

North Carolina SquashThere are two major types of squash. Winter squash are harvested and eaten when fully mature. Summer squash are harvested and eaten when their flesh is very young and tender.

Common varieties of summer squash are White Bush Scallop, Black Beauty, Seneca Zucchini and Early Summer Crookneck. Winter varieties include Butternut, Hubbard, Table Queen, and Heart of Gold.

North Carolina Squash Growers/Shipper List

Cooling/Storage Requirements of North Carolina Squash

Suitable Cooling Method(s)

Room Cooling, Forced Air Cooling

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Freezing Temp ºF


Optimum Humidity %


Normal Storage Life

1-2 weeks

Nick Augostini, Marketing Specialist
North Carolina Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services
202 Cunningham Road
Kinston, NC 28501
(252) 527-7125