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Burpee's Bush Table Queen

This acorn squash produces an abundance of delicious, acorn-shaped fruit on a bush-shaped plant.

Perfect for large patio pots and small-space gardens, Bush Table Queen is the best acorn squash for all of your recipes. Plant your squash plants about two weeks after the final frost date in your region, making sure to pick a spot that gets at least six hours of sun each day. Keep acorn squash well watered and harvest before it’s fully mature for the best taste in pies, cooked with roasts, stuffed and as an ingredient in many recipes.

Spacing: 12-16in (30-40cm)

Exposure: Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun

Fruit size: 5in (13cm)

Days to harvest: 80

Growth: Indeterminate

Squash should be planted after the danger of frost has passed. They need space to grow and vine so leave enough room for them to spread.

Squash plants should be kept free from weeds. Water at least 3 times each week in the summer. Squash requires minimal care once the vines cover the ground.
Squash should be harvested before a heavy frost occurs by carefully cutting squash from the vines, leaving two inches of stem attached.
Your squash can be stored at room temperature for 10 to 20 days. For long term storage, keep squash in a cool (45 to 50°F / 7 to 10°C) place such as your basement or garage. Do not allow them to freeze. Larger winter squash can be stored up to 6 months while smaller acorn and butternut squash store up to 3 months.
Squash, corn, and beans are three of the oldest food sources grown in the Americas. Squash is believed to have originated in Mexico and Central America where people have been eating it for at least 7,500 years. To this day, squash is an important staple food in these areas.

Native Americans shared many varieties of squash with the European settlers, who carried the seeds back to their home countries. Today, squash is grown all over the globe