Squash, Table Queen

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Geography/History:
Dark green Acorn type fruit. Iowa Seed Co. introduced this variety in 1913, possible Native American origin. The small fruits have sweet, orange flesh.

 

Nutritional Value:
A serving of table queen squash contains 37 percent of the DV for vitamin C, 23 percent of the DV for thiamin and 20 percent of the DV for vitamin B6. It also contains 18 percent of the DV for vitamin A, 10 percent of the DV for folate and 10 percent of the DV for pantothenic acid. A serving of acorn squash contains 26 percent of the DV for potassium, 25 percent of the DV for manganese and 22 percent of the DV for magnesium.

Sun:                              Full
Spacing:                      24″ – 36″
Height:                        10″ – 12”
Optimum Soil Ph:    6 to 7.5
Days To Maturity:    80
Sowing Method:       Outdoors

Planting/Growing Tips:
Heirloom winter squash don’t mind the heat as much as their name implies.  Only plant once the soil temperature warms to at least 70 degrees and keep in mind that most heirloom varieties of winter squash take 110 days to mature.  So be sure to leave enough time to allow them to fully develop.

Plant 3-6 squash seeds per hill.  Once they have shown true leaves and grown in size, you should thin out to the 3 strongest plants.  Harvest these winter squash continually in order to keep the plant producing.

 

 

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