Winter Squash, Acorn Squash 'Table Queen'

Cucurbita pepo

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo (PEP-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Table Queen
Hybridized by Iowa Seed Company
Registered or introduced: 1913
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Acorn (winter)


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Days to Maturity:

61 to 70 days

Mature Skin Color:

Medium Green


Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)

2 to 3 pounds (1 to 2 kg)



Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

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; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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


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

Menifee, California

Brooksville, Florida

Lakeland, Florida

Augusta, Georgia

Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey

Nashville, Tennessee

Black Earth, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 23, 2013, BlackEarthSquid from Black Earth, WI wrote:

Fantastic yield! About 30 fruits from a single plant. Crawled all over my cabbages and strangled them, but that was my fault.

Vigorous and prolific - Altogether a great cultivar.

There are "newer models" but she sets the standard


On Mar 3, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

The Arikara tribe grew a similar heart-shaped squash, and this variety is believed to have been developed from the Arikara strain. Typical dark-green acorn. Deep orange flesh is sweet, dry and thick. Vines grow 6-8' long, good drought tolearance. Good keeper, hard to beat for baking. 58-90 days.


On Dec 27, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a vining acorn, medium dark green. It is sort of the grandaddy of the acorn squash family. It is typically acorn. I prefer the bush types, but if you don't mind vines like a cantaloupe, Table Queen is a good producer.