Winter Squash, Acorn Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Festival'

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

Mature Skin Color:

Orange

Size:

Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)

Habit:

Semi-bush

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:

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

Regional

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

Vinton, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 26, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1998 hybrid. The 2-3 lb fruit has bright colors of orange yellows painted on green. (84 day) Plants are semi-bush. Ornamental as well an good eating.