(a.k.a. Danish, Pepper Squash, Des Moines) (Cucurbita pepo) 75-90 days. A dark green acorn shaped Organic heirloom squash that is descended from a heart shaped squash grown by the Arikara Indians in the early 1800s. The Organic Table Queen Acorn Squash was first introduced by the Iowa Seed Co. in 1913. Deep orange flesh is fine-textured, sweet, dry, and thick. Good for baking, and immature fruit can also be used as a summer squash. Good for storage. Fruits weigh about 1 ½ lbs, and grow to 4 x 5 ½ in.
Planting Instructions for Organic Table Queen Acorn Winter Squash Seeds
Organic Table Queen Acorn Winter Squash is a warm season crop, sensitive to frost and light freezes. Start Organic Heirloom / Open Pollinated Winter Squash indoors 3-4 weeks. before last frost date or direct seed outdoors after danger of frost. Plant Organic Winter Squash in full sun. To direct seed, plant 6-8 seeds 1″ deep in 1′ diameter hills, thinning to 3 or 4 plants at the set of true leaves. Or plant Organic Table Queen Acorn Seeds in rows 1″ deep, 2′ apart. Keep rows and hills 6′ apart. Germination should occur in 5-10 days at 65-85°F. Keep soil just-damp during germination, or seeds may rot. Harvest when Organic Winter Squash rind has hardened and finger nail requires pressure to pierce rind. Leave 2-3″ stem on when cutting from plant for longer storage.