Acorn Squash ‘Table Queen’ (C. pepo) We were able to find evidence of these prized heirloom seeds dating back to early seed catalogues of 1914-15. Fruits are ribbed and acorn shaped with dark green-skin, averaging 6 inches in diameter. The sweet interior flesh is a bright yellow, turning a classic orange colour after being cured. For best storage allow the fruits to cure on the vine, harvesting just before frost. This is an excellent squash for roasting and will out last others in storage!
85 days to maturity
20 seeds per packet $4.45
Planting Instructions: Seed indoors 1/2 inch deep. Line out transplants after risk of frost has past, spacing 5-6 feet apart. Direct seed in raised hills sowing 5-6 seeds 1/2 inch deep. Soil temperature should be at least 21 degrees C. Space mounds 5-6 feet apart, thinning to 3 plants per mound. Can also be trellised vertically since vines are long and fruits are not too heavy.