This Winter Squash variety is easy to grow and a delicious addition to your fall garden. While the hard outer rind on Acorn Squash is not edible, the inside is mildly sweet and has a creamy texture when baked. Squash is high in fiber and contains a good amount of Vitamin C, vitamin B6 and magnesium.
Bake with a sprinkle of brown sugar to bring out the sweetness, or use acorn squash as a substitute for sweet potato or pumpkin in pie, bread or muffin recipes. Acorn Squash are also an excellent source of potassium, even more so than bananas.
Growing acorn squash in GardenSoxx® | Plant Family: Curcurbitaceae
Nutritional Information For Acorn Squash
Nutritional Facts - per 100/g
|Nutrient||Amount||% Daily Value|
|Total Fat||0.1 g||-|
|Dietary Fiber||1.5 g||-|
How to Grow Acorn Squash in Your GardenSoxx®
Seeds can be direct sown into soil about two weeks after the final spring frost, up until about 14 weeks before the first fall frost. Acorn Squash need warm weather to promote growth and are best suited for warmer growing zones. Be sure to give each plant sufficient room to grow and avoid planting them too close together. Plants should be watered often to ensure the soil stays moist throughout their early growth.
Acorn Squash Seed to Harvest Time: 80 - 100 days
How to Harvest Acorn Squash
Fruit should be harvested before any hard frost sets in. Cut from the vine, being careful not to damage any other vines that may be producing more squash. Acorn Squash should be cured in the sun for about a week before putting them in longer-term storage. They will keep well for several weeks if stored in a cool, dry environment.