80 days. Nothing beats the rich, sweet
flavor of baked acorn squash on
a chilly, autumn day. Table King
is great for short seasons or late
spring sowing; it is early
maturing for a winter squash.
Compact, 4' vines are great for
small gardens, and they are so
easy to grow from seed!
A 1974 All-America Selections winner.
This packet sows 10 mounds.
Days to Emerge:
When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost and when soil temperatures have risen above 60°F.
When to start inside: Not recommended. except in very short season climates, 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Sow in individual pulp pots that can be planted directly in the ground.
Harvesting: Harvest just before the first fall frost, (do not leave in the garden when temperatures drop below 33°F) when the squash’s rind is hard enough that you can’t dent it with your fingernail. Cut, (don’t break the stems off) leaving 2" of stem attached. If stem attachment is broken, the squash will rot in a few weeks. Though fruits are hard and may seem indestructible, treat them gently; a bruised squash spoils quickly.
Artist: Donna Clement