Sweet REBA Winter Acorn Squash Seeds


This packet sows up to 7 mounds.
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Developed for resistance to powdery mildew, REBA is an acronym for "Resistant Early Bush Acorn." 'Sweet REBA' continues to develop full-flavored fruit long after other squash have been stopped by powdery mildew. The result is 4 or 5, 1-2 pound, uniform, sweet, meaty fruits per bush plant that won't take over the garden. Nothing beats the rich, flavor of baked winter squash on a chilly, autumn day!
$2.69 1.5 grams

Botanical Name: Cucurbita pepo

Days to Maturity: 90–100 days

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Native: United States and Northern Mexico

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 24" tall, 36" wide, bush type plant.

Variety Information: 1 ½–2 pound, glossy, dark green-gray fruits with distinctive longitudinal ridges and sweet, yellow-orange flesh. Sweet off the vine even before curing. 'Sweet REBA' produces 4–5, fruits per plant. Developed by Cornell University to be resistant to powdery mildew.

Type: Acorn

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–85°F.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended except in very short growing seasons, 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Roots sensitive to disturbance; sow in 4" biodegradable pots that can be planted directly into the ground. Transplant when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: 1"

Seed Spacing: 2–3 seeds per mound

Row Spacing: 3'–4'

Thinning: When 3" leaves, thin to 1–2 per mound

Harvesting: Harvest when the squash's rind is hard enough that you can't dent it with your fingernail and before first frost. Cut stem, (don't break it off) leaving 2" of stem attached, which keeps the squash whole, leaving no opening for infection. Though fruits are hard and may seem indestructible, treat them gently; bruising can spoil squash.

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Sweet REBA Winter Acorn Squash Seeds Reviews

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Better Late than Never
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Picked up these seeds very late in season for use in container gardening. Was surprised to find bush variety. Plants started out vigorously with plenty of flowers and squash. Most did not make it to maturity (late start) but those that were pickable were delicious. Could have picked a few more but plants cut short by powdery mildew. Also hit my cukes as well. So much for REBA. Would buy again but need to be ready to treat mildew earlier.
Jeff Marino from CT
Owner Response: Hi Jeff, You are right, powdery mildew is best avoided, rather than treated, meaning that treatments are most effective when used preventively before it sets it. We've had great success with a 30-50% mix of milk and water spray that organic wine grape growers use.