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Most of the traditional harder rind squashes will keep many months if cured properly and don't have any blemishes or a stem scar. Waltham Butternut in particular is a top keeper variety and will easily keep for me for 6-7 months at a moderately humid 65F if I reset them on something soft, be sure they have airflow, don't let them touch each other much and don't stack them up. I use old rags and wooden crates or baskets. They just get sweeter and richer with time. I inspect them frequently and cook any that get any soft spots or other signs of damage.

Pumpkins usually keep well, too. Acorns and delicata aren't traditionally good keepers but I have some 6 months old this year that still look good.

It's too hot here to do a functioning root cellar. Winter squashes keep better for me than anything else.
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We planted a spaghetti squash this summer and are looking forward to saving the fruits to use over the course of the winter.

This may be asking how to defy the laws of physics, but short of having a basement, etc., anyone have any good ideas on how to keep the squash 'cool'?

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We planted a spaghetti squash this summer and are looking forward to saving the fruits to use over the course of the winter.

This may be asking how to defy the laws of physics, but short of having a basement, etc., anyone have any good ideas on how to keep the squash 'cool'?

Thanks!
I kept a bunch of spaghetti squash from the fall right in my pantry in a basket. They were picked in September/october. It's now May 28 and we'll be eating the last one tomorrow. So 8-9 months. I had one go bad and it leaked, this last one is in 'good' condition. Not firm and fresh but intact and the center should be fine. The rind is soft but not squishy and it smells normal.
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