Table Ace Acorn Squash is well-known as the best tasting acorn squash on the market. This hybrid variety has a semi-bush growing habit that allows many fruits to be produced in a small amount of space. Table Ace Acorn Squash have a dark, green outside with a bright, orange interior flesh. Fruits mature at 5-6″ in diameter with rounded ribs and a blunt blossom end. Table Ace has a creamy, delicious flavor with no fibers or stringiness in the flesh. These are great for roasting or making flavorful soups.
Winter squash may be direct seeded or transplanted, although we highly recommend direct seeding. To ensure a good stand, we recommend planting seeds every 12″ along the intended row. Once plants emerge, thin plants to one every 2 feet. Winter squash can be susceptible to plant diseases like downy mildew and powdery mildew if leaves receive excess moisture. As a result, we recommend using drip irrigation on winter squash to reduce plant moisture and feed plants more effectively. During periods of heavy rainfall, using a fungicide like Liquid Copper can help to alleviate disease pressure as well.
Winter Squash are a crop that will produce a one-time harvest at the end of the growing season. Winter Squash should be harvested when plants die back and the fruits obtain their full color. Stem hardness is also an indication of fruit maturity. Once stems harden, fruits are ready for harvest using a set of pruning shears. Winter Squash can be stored in a cool, dry place for several months, depending on variety and sugar content. Once fruits are harvested, remove the plants from the garden to prevent any fungal spores from overwintering and becoming a problem in future years. Proper crop rotation is extremely important with all winter squash varieties to reduce disease and pest pressure.
Table Ace Acorn Squash Planting Information
Planting Method: direct seed
When to Plant: after last frost
Planting Depth: 1/2″
Seed Spacing: 18-24″
Row Spacing: 5-6′
Days to Maturity: 90
Disease Resistance: None