a spaghetti squash with a firm, dry rind free of soft spots and cracks. Squash should be heavy for its size with a firm, dry, rounded stem, which helps keep out bacteria.
spaghetti squash that has cracks and soft spots or is without a stem. Also avoid spaghetti squash with a shiny rind, as it may have been picked too soon or have a wax coating.
All year; peak season early fall through winter