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Cucurbita pepo 'Table King'

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

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Days to Maturity:
71 to 80 days

Mature Skin Color:
Medium Green

2 to 3 pounds (1 to 2 kg)


Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

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; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


1 positive
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive DawgDrvr On Apr 26, 2010, DawgDrvr from Rochester, WA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Very good Keeper up to 4 months with a mellow, cream flavor. This is my wifes favorite ,so I grow 4 to 5 bushes per season . Dose well in the NW

Neutral Farmerdill On Nov 14, 2007, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A small ( 5x 6 inch) bush type acorn.

Negative DarcieC On Aug 20, 2004, DarcieC from Ada, MI wrote:

The bush type of this acorn squash has prooven to be to be a favoret of insect pest. My plants this year (the ones that didn't die from insect attacks) produced one small fruit each. I don't recommend this one.


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

Ada, Michigan
Grand Mound, Washington

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