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

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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: Celebration

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Type:
Acorn (winter)

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Days to Maturity:
81 to 90 days
91 to 100 days

Mature Skin Color:
Cream
Orange
Multi-colored

Size:
Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)
2 to 3 pounds (1 to 2 kg)

Habit:
Vining

Disease Resistance:
Powdery Mildew (PM)

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:
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

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Dec 31, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Rupp states: "Celebration is a brand new, gold striped, acorn shaped hybrid winter squash. A joint release by Rupp Seeds and Cornell with eating quality superior to other acorn products. Celebration's sugar content has tested 30 - 50% higher than other available acorn varieties. Its powdery mildew tolerant bush plant bears an abundance of 1 lb. fruit." (90 day)



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