Winter squash harvesting Community › Community › General Gardening › Sowing and Growing › Winter squash harvesting This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by charles 3 years, 4 months ago. Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) Author Posts 29th July 2018 at 10:32 am #47818 alParticipant Hi I have crown prince and uchi kuri which I have not grown before the largest of the former are about 8 inches diameter the latter are deep orange and 6 inches diameter. Should I be harvesting them at this stage? Thanks Alastair 29th July 2018 at 10:35 am #47819 charlesModerator Wait until skins are hard and necks have shrivelled – they don’t store if harvested before that, and are less sweet. Sometimes in October one has to harvest before this stage because of frost risk. Author Posts Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.