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Summer squash 'Table Queen Acorn'     

Cucurbita pepo

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'Table Queen Acorn' is a Summer squash variety in the Cucurbita genus with a scientific name of Cucurbita pepo. Table Queen Acorn is a heirloom variety. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Amber. The mature flowers are of a Single form. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Hunter green and   Fluorescent orange. Leaves appear approximately as a   Forest green (web) colour.

Table Queen Acorn Winter Squash (90 days) Cucurbita pepo 1-½–3 lb. black-green ribbed fruits good for baking. Dry flesh is best eaten within 3–4 months after harvest. Introduced by the Iowa Seed Co. in Des Moines in 1913, once known as Des Moines, Queen began a trend away from monster squashes in favor of smaller fruits. A similar squash was grown by the Arikara tribe in North Dakota. Seedsman Henry Field claimed that Table Queen “makes a better pumpkin pie than a pumpkin,” but he must not have tried pies from #1723 Long Pie or #1718 Winter Luxury. Peto-Hollar charged 72¢ per pound wholesale for Table Queen in 1953.

A type of Vegetable, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Normally grows with a vine-like habit.

United States is believed to be where Table Queen Acorn originates from.

Table Queen Acorn Summer squash needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

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How to grow Table Queen Acorn

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Table Queen requires regular watering if your area does not receive at least one inch of rain per week.

Table Queen Acorn likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Table Queen Acorn is thought of as hardy, so this plant will grow or become dormant during the winter. Ideally plant in loamy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 6.0 and 7.5 as Table Queen Acorn likes to be in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Table Queen Acorn from seed

It can take up to two weeks for these seeds to germinate, though usually it’s much faster. Plant the seeds directly into the garden, about one inch deep, after your last expected frost date.

Sow at a depth of approx. 0.99 inches (2.54 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 5.94 inches (15.24 cm) between Summer squash plants.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Table Queen Acorn about 0 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Table Queen Acorn

These seeds should be direct sown.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Table Queen Acorn is a hardy plant.

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Table Queen Acorn about 1 days before your last frost date.

Harvesting Table Queen Acorn

2-3 lbs.

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid summer.

Other Names for Summer squash 'Table Queen Acorn'

Table Queen