Winter Squash, Acorn Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo (PEP-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato
Additional cultivar information:(aka Thelma Saunders Sweet Potato)
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Type:

Acorn (winter)

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Days to Maturity:

81 to 90 days

Mature Skin Color:

White

Cream

Size:

2 to 3 pounds (1 to 2 kg)

Habit:

Vining

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:

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:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Regional

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

Danbury, Connecticut

Winthrop, Maine

Charlotte, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 25, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Cream-colored acorn-type squash. Trailing vines are enormously productive. 85-90 days.