Squash Seeds - Acorn Table Queen Squash
- 25 Seeds
- 80-90 Days
- Bush habit
- Produces medium-sized fruits weighing 1-2 lbs
- Acorn-shaped with ribbed appearance
- Dark green rind with sweet, yellow, firm flesh
- Rich in beta carotene
- Originated in 1913 and is a true heirloom variety
History: Acorn Table Queen Squash boasts a rich lineage that can be traced back to 1913, serving as a testament to its timeless appeal. It is believed to be the closest relative of the wild squash varieties that were originally cultivated in the Mesoamerican regions. Over a century of cultivation has solidified its place in gardens and on dining tables worldwide.
Uses: Famed for its delightful taste, the Acorn Table Queen Squash shines in culinary applications. The sweet, yellow flesh housed within its hard, dark green rind is perfect for a myriad of cooking methods, whether it's baking, roasting, or boiling. Beyond its delightful taste, this squash is nutritionally robust. Packed with beta carotene, it offers health benefits that include supporting vision and bolstering the immune system.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: A joy for gardening enthusiasts, the Acorn Table Queen Squash is straightforward to cultivate. Exhibiting a bush habit, the plants can spread to an expanse of 3-5 feet in width and attain a height of around 12 inches. Suitable for a range of conditions, this squash shows particular tolerance to heat and is undeterred by less-than-ideal soil conditions. For planting, seeds should be sown about 1 inch deep directly into garden beds, or they can be kickstarted indoors within pots before being transplanted outside. From the moment of planting, a waiting period of approximately 80-90 days will lead to a bountiful harvest of this delightful winter squash.