(Cucurbita pepo) Introduced in 1890 by W. Atlee Burpee of
Philadelphia and named for their Fordhook trial
grounds at Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Vining
plants with long fruits similar to acorn squash. Can
be eaten fresh around 56 days or used for baking
after 85 days. Fruits seldom weigh more than two
pounds. Very hard to find.
SEEDS TO HILL
To 3-4 Plants
Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after
danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced
6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors
3 weeks before transplanting out.