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Squash, Winter, Mashed Potatoes Hybrid

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A stark-white Acorn with fantastic color-hold ability, this squash resembles mashed potatoes when cooked and fluffed.

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A winter wonderland on your table! Change things up with this striking white acorn squash that looks like mashed potatoes when baked and fluffed. Vigorous vines bear 3–4 fruits per plant, providing a delicious source of vitamin C for the entire family. Try these 1–1½ lb. fruits mashed, baked, steamed, or roasted.
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Type Some flowers and vegetables fall into subcategories that may define how they grow (such as pole or bush), what they are used for (such as slicing tomatoes or shelling peas), flower type, or other designations that will help you select the type of a class of plant that you are looking for.

Winter Acorn

Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

100-105 days

Fruit Size The average size of the fruit produced by this product.

4-6 inches

Sun 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.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

13 feet

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

27 inches

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  • Squash

    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors 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 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 Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors 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.
Winter Acorn
Days To Maturity
100-105 days
Fruit Size
4-6 inches
Full Sun
13 feet
27 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Sow Time
After Last Frost
6 feet
Squash, Winter, Mashed Potatoes Hybrid is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recipes - Cut in half and scoop out seed. Bake 50 minutes cut side down at 350. Scoop out flesh and and butter, milk, salt, pepper - as with mashed potato. Also, can add chives, cheese, bacon - microwave or broil to be like twice baked potato. - Peel, scoop out seeds, cut into steak fries. bake 30 minutes at 350, then fry in oil (peanut works great) - delicious, golden and amazing!
Date published: 2018-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW I purchased my first one today at the farmers market. Microwave it and scooped out od shell. Fluffed with salt, pepper and butter. A good competetitor for the all American potato. Being a diabetic,I am interested in knowing the carbohydrates per portion.
Date published: 2018-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They taste AWESOME I have not grown squash before, but these did amazing. They even got in late and I thought I might not get any at all. However, from just the two plants the dogs didn't trample, I have 8! I didn't get them in until later in June. :( And our summer is slowing down fast, so likely that is all. We tried them, they are awesome. Not a strong squash taste and a good substitute for potatoes.
Date published: 2018-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just like mashed potato Great performer. Lots of squash. Cut in half, remove seeds, bake outside down 50 minutes at 350. Then add milk, butter and mash. Great as baked or twice baked potato substitute, too.
Date published: 2018-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Need more info! Not sure when to harvest - these don't seem to be growing much bigger and are about the size of my hand if I slightly cup it around the squash. Took about as long to grow as the green egg squash. Can't wait to try to eat them, there are a lot growing!
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Recipies Please The package says 105 days until mature, but it looks like the squash are already full size at 80 days. I'm going to pick some and try to cook them. Do I treat it like a regular acorn squash, but after cooking take it out of the skin and then mash it? We grow these vegetables to distribute them around the community to encourage healthier living and to the Food Bank, but with the newer squash varieties, I just get a blank look and so without directions for cooking, I don't know if people use them. Last year I was able to hand out info on spaghetti squash so are now o'kay with that.
Date published: 2018-07-22
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