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A popular winter storage squash.  The fruits have dark green skin and grow to about 6" across and about 3-4 lbs.  The sweet, meaty flesh is yellow/orange.  Direct sow seed at about the frost free date into rich, fertile soil.  In the south sow Fall and Spring.  Usually sown in groups (hills) of 4-6 seeds and thinned to 2 or 3 plants per group.  Water regularly and fertilize when lateral runners begin to spread.  Harvest: Shortly before Fall frost, cut from plant, leaving a portion of stem attached.  Skin should be dark, green and firm.  Excellent source of fiber and vitamin A.  

Acorn Squash-Table Queen

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