Fordhook Acorn Squash
- Pale fruits weigh up to 2 pounds
- Mildly sweet flavor
- Good shelf life
- Winter squash and summer squash
- 85 days
(C. pepo) (aka Early Fordhook) Introduced in 1890 by W. Atlee Burpee of Philadelphia. Belonged to the Fordhook Group of squashes which includes Delicata, Perfect Gem, and Table Queen. Vining plants produce 1½ pound acorn squashes that are grainy but not coarse and mildly sweet. Good shelf life. Once thought to be extinct. 85 days.
Learn to Grow Fordhook Acorn Squash
Direct Seed: 1" Deep
Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
Thin: To 3-4 Plants
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - 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.
Ratings & Reviews
Great winter squash
This is a good producer with a great shelf life (lasted over a year for me).
Looking for recipe
Anyone have good recipes for Fordhook Acorn squash? It's great to bake with a little oil/butter, but looking for something new.
Seed Savers Response.
Check out this recipe. https://www.seedsavers.org/recipe-baked-winter-squash
All Around Acorn
I have grown this squash for many years. I got it as a free bonus packet with a previous order and haven't looked back since. It is prolific, easy to grow and has exceptional storage. The flavor is superior to green acorn types. We've had very good germination rates in previous years so the seed has lasted and lasted