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Squash Table Queen or Acorn - Packet

Acorn Squash

This is one of the most popular of the winter or storage squashes. The fruits have dark green skin flecked with grey spots and grow to about 6 inches (15 cm) across. Weight averages 3-4 pounds (1-2 kilograms). The sweet, meaty flesh is yellow-orange. Excellent baked, steamed, or microwaved.

Direct sow seed at about the frost free date into rich, fertile soil. In the South sow fall and spring. Usually sown in groups (hills) of 4-6 seeds and thinned to the strongest 2 or 3 plants per group.