The flesh of this heirloom acorn is a sweet golden yellow that turns more orange in storage and the rind is dark green and ribbed. Fruits grow to 6". GARDEN HINTS: Leave on vine until fully mature. Harvest before frost, leaving part of the stem attached to the fruit. Store for winter use at 45-55 F in a dry place.
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Days To Maturity
The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.
The average size of the fruit produced by this product.
The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.
The width of the plant at maturity.
The typical height of this product at maturity.
Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
Start Indoors Fall
Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
Start Outdoors Fall
Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
First Date: May-16 - Last Date: Jul-11
How to Sow
Sow seeds directly in the garden in fertile, warm soil in full sun after danger of frost has passed.
Be sure to choose an area when you did not plant squash or related crops within 2 years.
Sow 1-2 seeds about 36 inches apart. Cover with 1 inch of fine soil.
Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
Seedlings emerge in 10-14 days.
Thin to one plant when seedlings have two sets of leaves.
How to Grow
Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating.
Squash plants have a shallow root system, mulches help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures.
Keep plants well-watered during the growing season, especially during dry spells. Plants need about 1-2 inches of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It's best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
Squash plants have both male and female flowers on the same plant. Male flowers will open first and the female flowers will open later.
Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
Attract bee pollinators by planting daisies such as sunflowers, cosmos, zinnias and coneflower, and mints such as beebalm, sage, oregano and lavender. More bees mean more chances flowers will be pollinated and develop into fruits. Border squash plots with rows of beans, herbs, peppers and tomatoes.
Harvest Summer Squash & Preserving
Harvest when fruits are small and the skin is shiny. Harvest often. To keep summer squash producing pick all fruit at this stage. If fruit is allowed to mature the plant may stop producing.
To pick summer squash give the fruit a gentle twist until it snaps off.
Store summer squash in plastic bags in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Male squash blossoms are also delicious and sweet, try dipping in batter and frying.
Harvest Winter Squash & Preserving
Wait to until the fruit has matured to harvest.
Fruit will have a dull skin that is too hard to pierce with your thumbnail.
To harvest, cut fruit from the vine with shears leaving a 2- 3 inch stem on each squash.
Allow winter squash to cure in the sun for a week to harden skin.
Store winter squash in a cool dry place.
Days To Maturity
After Last Frost
Squash, Winter, Acorn Table Queen is rated
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Rated 3 out of
maybeI had a reasonable germination rate with the seeds I received. The plants started off strong...and then the squash bugs showed up. I fought them off and managed to save most of my plants. Those that survived produced a few squash that were decent sized but oddly shaped. I intend to try again next year and hopefully prevent the squash bugs and get a better yield.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 1 out of
dissappointingGermination was poor. Same garden and all other vining crops doing fantastic.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 2 out of
who cares from
The accorn squash seed that I recived dtd come up but was nothing like a accorn squash same yellow spct.but shaped like a zukinnie.not even sure what the taste will be.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 4 out of
Jill Elaine from
Plant & squash MUCH bigger than expectedThe fruit on this plant are as big as footballs. The first one I picked weighed 4 lbs, 7 ozs. The plant is almost 3 feet tall and 10 feet wide...and still growing. There are many squash on the plant, in various colors (light yellow, yellow, striped greenish, and dark green) and various shapes. I wonder if the seeds I got from Burpee were crossed with a giant pumpkin or something?
Date published: 2016-08-27
Rated 1 out of
Didn't get acorn squashI planted these seeds last spring. After months of toiling away fighting squash bugs, going to war with squash beetles, and evil vine borers, I got robust vines with lots of squash but most were not acorn squash. As far as I can see, they appear to be a cross between two different squashes.
Date published: 2016-07-17
Rated 1 out of
Did not germinate at allI have grown these other years and they were great, but this year not one seed germinated.
Date published: 2013-06-29
Rated 5 out of
Reliable squashThese grew steady all summer long for us last year and yielded a bunch of squash. The squash kept well into the winter and tasted great. We will be planting these again this year.