Posted: 19/08/2016 at 18:44
You probably have another couple of months to harvest your Butternuts.
If the large one is still green, it needs a little longer to ripen properly. You can pick it when it is all over cream and finish it off by keeping it in cool dry conditions but far better to let it ripen naturally. Raise it off the ground if the weather is wet - a brick will do.
If you think the little ones are too small to grow to a usable size and ripen before the first frosts, take them off and just let the large one ripen.
When you do them next year, try and keep to 3 or 4 fruits per plant. That way should ensure that you get decent sized fruits which will ripen properly.