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PlantFiles: Winter Squash, Acorn Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Ebony'

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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:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Farmerdill 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.



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