Squash Winter Sweet REBA Acorn Organic Seeds

Squash Winter Sweet REBA Acorn Organic Seeds

Cucurbita pepo subsp. ovifera

Item #3144

90-100 days. 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, which debilitates plants through leaf die-off. The result is 4 or 5, 1½–2 pound, uniform, sweet, meaty fruits per bush plant that won't take over the yard. Nothing beats the rich, flavor of baked winter squash on a chilly, autumn day! Attracts native bees.

This packet sows up to 7 mounds.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1”

Seed Spacing:
2-3 seeds
per mound

Mound Spacing:
3'-4'

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


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, 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 average last frost. 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.

Harvesting: Harvest just before the first fall frost when the squash’s rind is hard enough that you can’t dent it with your fingernail. 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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