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PlantFiles: Winter Squash, Acorn Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Tay Belle PM'

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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: Tay Belle PM

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Type:
Acorn (winter)

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

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

Days to Maturity:
71 to 80 days
81 to 90 days

Mature Skin Color:
Medium Green

Size:
2 to 3 pounds (1 to 2 kg)

Habit:
Semi-bush

Disease Resistance:
Powdery Mildew (PM)

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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

A 1980 introduction. A large almost black acorn on semi-vining plants. (70 day) resistant to powdery mildew. Nice size acorns but yield is disappointing. Less prolific than Bush Table Queen.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia



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