Acorn Table Queen Winter Squash - Packet

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Deep flavor and long keeping qualities are why gardeners who cherish tradition grow Acorn Table Queen squash every year. Each plant produces up to 8 deep green acorn shaped fruit, slice open and layer with butter and brown sugar. Bake in the oven for an hour until smooth and creamy. A reliable heirloom for almost a century and still going strong, winning the All America Selections winner in 1975.
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Introduced in 1913, Acorn Table Queen winter squash is probably the most recognizable squash known in the U.S., second only to the pumpkin in popularity. The vigorous vines produce very uniform, acorn-shaped fruits, each 4-6 inches in diameter and weighing 1-2 pounds. Their skin is a glossy blackish green and deeply ridged, giving it a fun fluted appearance when cut, and their flesh is golden to orange-yellow and has a very sweet and savory flavor when baked. While winter squash takes longer to vine ripen than summer squash, it's definitely worth the wait because of how well it keeps. Winter squash varieties have much tougher exteriors than their summer counterparts, so they're easy to store and keep very well for months at a time. They also have their own unique set of delicious culinary uses. They're the mainstays when it comes to baking, roasting, and stuffing, and can't be beat when it comes to creating all of those comfort foods that make the cold winter months a little more tolerable. To increase longevity, harvest with at least 2 inches of stem still intact.
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SKUDL013899
Item Package Size
Packet
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 45 seeds per packet
Botanical Name
Cucurbita pepo
How To Grow
Direct sow or start indoors
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Planting Depth
1-11/2 inches
Seed Spacing
24-36 inches (3-4/hill)
Row Spacing
3-6 feet
Space After Thinning
3-6 feet
Days To Germinate
5-10 days
Days To Maturity
80-95
Growth Rate
Medium
Tolerates
Heat
Seed Life Cycle
Annual
Certifications
Heirloom
Advantages
Edible
Item Unit Of Measure
Packet
Ships As
Seed
Ships To Canada
Yes
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