Squash, Table Queen Acorn - Winter (Cucurbita pepo) - 25 Seeds

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Table Queen Acorn Winter Squash (Cucurbita pepo) - 25 Seeds

•Heirloom
•Non-GMO
•American grown seeds
•All American Selection Award winner
•USDA Zones 3-12

Description:
Heirloom Table Queen - an heirloom variety ready in 85 days, golden colored flesh is nutty, ribbed dark green skin, acorn shaped, vining plant type suitable only for traditional gardens.


Health Benefits:
Acorn squash is rich in nutrients, such as fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium. It also packs many beneficial plant compounds, including carotenoid antioxidants. As a result, acorn squash may promote overall health and protect against certain chronic conditions like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.


Growing Instructions (USDA Zones 3-12):
Gardeners with short growing seasons may want to start their squash seeds indoors a month before the last expected frost. Use peat pots since squash do not take well to transplanting. Plant 2 seeds per pot, later clipping off the weaker seedling. Harding the seedlings by exposing the to weather for several hours at a time during the week before transplanting. About a week after the last frost when the average temp reaches 60°, plant the seedlings in very rich soil 8-10' apart in rows 10-12' apart. To direct sow, plant the seeds a week after the last frost 1/2" deep, 3-4' apart and thin to 8-10' apart. Squash are not frost tolerant, so provide protection if cold weather threatens. Keep soil moist at all times, but avoid getting leaves wet as this can lead to rot or mildew. When the vines begin to develop, add a layer of mulch to help conserve water. By midsummer, pinch off all the blooms to concentrate the plant's energy to the developing squash. Harvest before the first fall frost when the stems begin to dry and the skin becomes too hard to pierce with a fingernail.


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