Table Queen Acorn Squash is one of the most popular and flavorful of the winter or storage squashes. The dark-green skinned fruits are deeply ribbed and grow about 5″ long and 4″ in diameter. The yellow-orange flesh is sweet, firm and excellent alone or in dishes. This is a good storage variety.
Planting and care: Directly sow the seed into rich, fertile soil when the danger of frost is past. Sow seeds in groups (hills) of 4-6 seeds and thin to the 2 strongest plants per group. Water regularly and fertilize when the lateral runners begin to spread.
Harvest: Shortly before fall frost, cut squash from the plant, leaving a portion of the stem attached to the squash. The skin should be dark green and firm.
Your Health: This squash is an excellent source of fiber and vitamin A and also supplies minerals and vitamins B and C.
Beans, corn, icicle radishes, cucumber, melon, mint, onions and pumpkins are great companion plants for squash. Marigolds, nasturtium and oregano will provide some pest protection. Squash and potatoes should not be planted together.
Germ: 5-12 days
Maturity: 80-85 days
Net Wt. per Packet: 4 grams
Approximate Seed Count: 24-40 Seeds/Packet