Fordhook Acorn Squash

Cucurbita pepo | SKU: 0876A
$3.25 to $90.00
  • Organic
  • Pale fruits weigh up to 2 pounds
  • Mildly sweet flavor
  • Good shelf life
  • Winter squash and summer squash
  • 85 days
$3.25 to $90.00

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(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.

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.