Squash 'Acorn' Winter
Acorn squash belongs to a group of squashes commonly known as winter squash; not because of their growing season, but for their storage qualities. Mound your soil into a hill to keep the plant's feet dry. Vines prefer temperatures between 70º -90ºF. Harvest before the first hard frost. They’re ready when the skin is tough enough to resist being pierced by a fingernail. Cut the squash from the vine; don’t pull. Leave a 1-inch piece of stem attached. Store them in a cool, dry place, laying them side by side rather than stacked.
- Space: 50 sq. ft per hill (2-3 plants in a hill)
- Fertilize: Twice a month
- Days to Maturity: 70-90 Days