Firstly let me me apologise for the graphic photo. This is one of my butternut squashes harvested in October along with some Futsu and Uchiki Kuri varieties that I grew last year. Although, I took great pains to dry them out properly and harden their skins, two of the three types have gone to rot (the Futsu already rotted a few weeks ago). The only one still going strong is Uchiki Kuri. It’s interesting to see which varieties last longer than others. The Futsu pumkins seem to have been the most vulnerable of the three as their skin didn’t harden very much. The butternut squashes lasted well and we only had to waste one of the 8 we harvested. But the Uchiki Kuri are the winners in the race for the longest storage. Three months and going strong! They’ll definitely make it onto the growing plan next year.