SQ723A - Festival
C. pepo. Thiswinter squash combines the superior sweet-flavoured flesh of a Delicata with the shape of a blocky acorn. Its festive skin has bright white and dark green markings over bright orange background stripes. Each fruit from Festival acorn squash seeds weighs 1-1.3kg (2-2.5lb), and stores for as long as three months. They are great for fall decorations, and highly ornamental. This variety produces semi-bush plants that are more compact than some of the other vine forming acorn squash types. The fruits are super delicious roasted in the oven and then chopped into soups, or served along side savoury winter vegetables during the holiday season.
Matures in 85 days. (Hybrid seeds)
- Truly festive coloured skins
- Great for fall decorations
- Each weighs 1-1.3kg (2-2.5lb)
- Hybrid seeds
- Matures in 85 days
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How To Grow
The three species of squash that we offer represent a wide variety of shapes and colours. Each will cross-pollinate readily within their species. For instance, all C. pepo will cross-pollinate with each other, but not with C. maxima or C. moschata. For people who want to save their seeds, this is a very important consideration. The fruits themselves will not be affected by cross pollination, but the seeds inside will be, so squash need to be grown in isolation from other members of their species if seed saving is the goal. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Squash from seeds Guide and grow food.