Thelma Sanders Squash

Cucurbita pepo | SKU: 1224A
2 Reviews
$3.25 to $76.50
  • Organic
  • Cream colored acorn squash
  • Sweet chestnut flavor
  • Extremely productive
  • Winter squash
  • 85-90 days

$3.25 to $76.50

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Item Details

(C. pepo) (aka Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato) Originally from Thelma Sanders of Kirksville, Missouri. The seed was passed from Evert Pettit to Sue and Tom Knoche, Ohio squash collectors. All these seed stewards were among SSE’s earliest members. Wonderful cream-colored acorn squash. Sweet chestnut flavor, enormously productive. Thelma described this good keeper as ‘better than sweet potatoes.’ 85-90 days.

Learn to Grow Thelma Sanders 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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Grew all on their own.


I planted these in an out of the way corner behind a building and forgot about them. Then in the fall I discovered tons of squash all over and they were delicious. We used them in acorn squash recipes and they were perfect and they stored for months in our basement.

Prolific and great tasting!


I grew these in a first year garden with clay soil and no real watering besides rain, direct sown in zone 5b. They were prolific, sprawling through rows of leeks and edamame:) I cured them outdoors for a couple weeks after they were ripe and so far it's almost January and no rotting at all. The flavor is sweeter than butternut squash, I use them for pie and savory baked acorn squash recipes. I will always grow these!!