Botanical Name: Cucurbita pepo
Plant Type: Annual, Heirloom,Organic, Vegetable
Fruit size: 1 lb
Bloom Color: n/a
Harvest: 80-90 days
Description: (aka Des Moines, Danish) Set the standard for Acorn squash; started the rage for small individual fall squashes. Domesticated by Native North Americans from primitive indigenous forms. Introduced by the Iowa Seed Company of Des Moines, Iowa in 1913. Petite (1 pound), furrowed, soft shelled, high quality fruits with sweet orange flesh. Excellent for baking.
Planting: Sow 6-8 seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills
after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3
weeks before transplanting out.
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