Early harvesting Red Kuri squash?
This is my first year growing Red Kuri winter squash. Other years I've just grown butternut which I leave on the vine until the end of the season (mid October here.) Some of the Red Kuris have already turned a nice bright red color. Are they ripe already? Will the flavor be good at this stage or does it improve if they are left for several months longer on the vine? If it is ok to harvest them now, will harvesting them as they turn bright red encourage the vines to produce more giving me a larger crop?