Organic Fordhook Acorn Squash, 1890 Heirloom

$3.25 $3.75 -14% OFF

Organic Fordhook Acorn Squash, 1890 Heirloom

$3.25 $3.75 -14% OFF
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Product description

The Seed Savers Exchange - (C. pepo) (aka Early Fordhook) Introduced in 1890 by W. Atlee Burpee of Philadelphia. Belonged to the Fordhook Group of squashes which includes Delicata, Perfect Gem, and Table Queen. Vining plants produce 1½ pound acorn squashes that are grainy but not coarse and mildly sweet. Good shelf life. Once thought to be extinct. 85 days. 

Characteristics: 

  • Organic
  • Pale fruits weigh up to 2 pounds
  • Mildly sweet flavor
  • Good shelf life
  • Winter squash and summer squash
  • 85 days
  • 25 seeds per packet 

Instructions - Sow 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. 

Direct Seed: 1" Deep

Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds

Thin: To 3-4 Plants

Light: Full Sun

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