Ebony Acorn Squash

80-90 days. Cucurbita pepo. Our improved Ebony Acorn Squash produces round, slightly ridged, dark green-skinned fruits on prolific rambling vines. Each fruit grows to about 6" by 5" and 2 pounds with sweet, pale orange-yellow flesh. Our favorite recipe: cut each Squash in half, remove seeds and place in baking dish. Fill each cavity with maple syrup, a bit of brown sugar and a pat of butter. Add a half cup of water to the bottom of the baking dish, cover and bake at 350°F for 50 minutes. (OP.)

One packet of about 25 seeds
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There is something extraordinary about the aroma of baking Winter Squash, bubbling with butter and brown sugar. Sun-loving Winter Squash is best direct-sown in well-draining, fertile, 60°F soil, two weeks past the last spring frost date. Plant them with plenty of elbow room since they love to ramble. Squash is simple to grow and transforms easily into nutritious, heart-warming dishes: soups, gratins or sumptuous Thai or Indian curries. Squash requires fertile soil and room to stretch in hot sunshine. Harvest with a sharp blade when skin is hard and the mature coloration appears, leaving some stem. Cure in the sun for ten days or in a dry room for five days. Properly cured Squash, kept cool and dry, keeps all winter long. Bee friendly. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 3 years.
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