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Winter Squash, Acorn Squash 'Honey Bear'

Cucurbita pepo

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo (PEP-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Honey Bear
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Acorn (winter)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Days to Maturity:

91 to 100 days

101 to 110 days

Mature Skin Color:

Medium Green


2 to 3 pounds (1 to 2 kg)



Disease Resistance:

Powdery Mildew (PM)

Seed Type:


Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ida Grove, Iowa

Williamsburg, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 4, 2015, peter1142 from SE NY, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Inferior to Table Queen in both taste and yield. Does not have that lovely nutty taste. It got PM like the worst of them, did not seem to have any resistance at all.


On May 19, 2010, smileysdynamite from Williamsburg, OH wrote:

I agree that it is really early, probably should plant in june or july, Im trying that this year. This is the best acorn squash I have ever eaten. Very sweet and doesnt even need sugar!


On Jul 29, 2009, lemurianne from Ida Grove, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Great little acorn squash, very small (about 1lb) but very early -- I planted the seed in full sun in early May and now in late July I'm already enjoying the first ripe fruits! The flesh is dry and sweet, not at all stringy and just melts in your mouth. The plants themselves only spread 3'-4', and there are about 3 squash per plant at this point. This would be perfect for a child's garden or for anyone with limited space.


On Nov 11, 2008, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 100 day semi bush (5ft vine) hybrid producing 1 lb fruits. PM tolerant.