Winter Squash: Acorn Types

All of this group are typically the same shape and are relatively small compared to some we grow. As a group these are less tolerant to vine borers and many of them will succumb to mildew in wet, cool seasons. All in this group are C. pepo

Ebony Acorn

Ebony Acorn - 90 days - Productive, green-black acorn squash.  Fruits average 1.5 to 2 pounds.  Pkt. $1.50

Fishers Acorn

Fishers Acorn- 70 days- a development by the late Ken Fisher of Montana. On my trips back to Idaho each summer after moving to Iowa in 1984 I always hoped to get a chance to meet him as I traveled through his town  but alas each year our schedules never matched up and I was never successful. He developed a lot of material for short seasons and we are trying to get more of it back out to the public.  This one can produce some very large acorn type fruit is very quick time. Tends to produce 2 sizes  of fruits. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

Gill’s Golden Pippin

Gill’s Golden Pippin- 95 days -    A vining, golden acorn from the old Gill Bros. Seed Co.  Excellent growth and productivity.  Flesh is unbelievably superb for an acorn type.  I typically don’t like acorn squash because they are too blah.  Gill’s has a sweet (almost nutty) flavor that makes you go, “Yum!!!”  It was prominently featured in Gill Bros. 1960 catalog and justly deserves the honor that it received at that time.  I do not understand why it ever dropped out of large scale, commercial production. Good news, it is now being offered by large wholesale firms and has returned to the main stream again.   Pkt. $2.50

Scarchuks Supreme

Scarchuks Supreme- 83 days- Developed by Dr. Scarchuk at University of Connecticut, Delicata color pattern (cream striped with green).  This variety is superior.  Each year reminds me of what Dr. Scarchuk was working on, vine borer resistance.  It does much better than most Acorn types.  Pkt. $2.00  Certified Organic Seed

Thelma Sander’s Sweet Potato

Thelma Sander’s Sweet Potato- 90 days- Acorn type, vining.  Fruits are a cream color with golden yellow flesh.  Heirloom from Missouri.  Pkt. $1.75

Uconn

Uconn- 86 days-  Bush, fist sized and larger, productive acorn.  Very high yields for a bush type. UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020

White Acorn

White Acorn- 75 days-   A sport selection I made in the early 1980’s.  Plants are bush type, productive, producing snow white (occasional cream) fruits.  Very mild flavor. Pkt. $3.00  Certified Organic Seed OSSI pledged seed variety

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