Why does my butternut squash taste so boring?

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Unlike most garden vegetables where the fresher the better is the rule, butternut squash, like some other winter squash, actually improves with storage. (Don't Squander That Squash: Like Fine Wine it may Improve with Age

The squash continues to develop after harvest, changing starches into sugars and increasing the carotenoids. They'll be at their best after a couple of months.

Harvest butternut squash when they are mature by cutting the stem about 2 inches from the fruit. Cure them to harden the skin at 80-85 degrees in the garden for 5-7 days. Store them in a dry dark space at about 50-55 degrees. This article has additional information, Winter Squash Eating Guide

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