(Cucurbita pepo) (aka Des Moines, Danish) Set the standard for Acorn
squash; started the rage for small individual fall
squashes. Domesticated by Native North Americans
from primitive indigenous forms. Introduced by the
Iowa Seed Company of Des Moines, Iowa in 1913.
Petite (1 pound), furrowed, soft shelled, high quality
fruits with sweet orange flesh. Excellent for baking.
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.