Winter Squash, Acorn Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Ebony'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo (PEP-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Ebony
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Type:

Acorn (winter)

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Days to Maturity:

81 to 90 days

Mature Skin Color:

Medium Green

Size:

2 to 3 pounds (1 to 2 kg)

Habit:

Vining

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

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:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Aug 2, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

(Improved Table Queen) Second only to Hubbard in flavor and keeping qualities. Very early with 6-8' vines. Acorn-shaped, ribbed fruits of dark-green, 6 x 5" in diameter and 1.5-2 pounds. Small seed cavity. Thick, deep-orange, fine-textured flesh that is tender, sweet and dry. Longtime favorite as an individual baker. Can withstand poor soil conditions.