Fordhook Acorn Squash

Cucurbita pepo | SKU: 0876A P25
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$3.25
  • Organic
  • Pale fruits weigh up to 2 pounds
  • Mildly sweet flavor
  • Good shelf life
  • Winter squash and summer squash
  • 85 days

Item Details

(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.

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