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Questions About Acorn Squash

Asked by
poodlepad on
June 22, 2012

Q. Acorn squash

I have two small acorn squash plants, about 18 in. tall and full of blossoms. When will they start of putting out squash? Not rushing, just want to know.

Answered by
Nikki on
June 23, 2012
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It is hard to say an exact time, but squash plants produce both male (non-producing) and female blossoms. It is quite common for the plants to produce more males early in the season. Be patient and soon the females will appear along with some fruit.

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Asked by
clinnenbaugh on
July 9, 2012

Q. Why is our acorn squash plants not forming any squash

We planted them in May and are getting male blossoms but have not seen any female blossoms. Our temperatures have been in the 90’s for some time, but we have watered them.

Answered by
Nikki on
July 10, 2012
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This is typical behavior for a squash plant. They will produce mostly male (non-fruiting) blossoms early in the season and will gradually start to produce more female blossoms as the season progresses. Give it some time and you will see it start fruiting.

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Asked by
fooler64 on
July 27, 2012

Q. will snails hurt my winter acorn squash

Will snails hurt my winter acorn squash and how do I get rid of them? Today I found about 5 snails on the beginning starts of baby squash.

Answered by
Nikki on
July 28, 2012
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Yes, snails can do some harm by feeding on the leaves, or worse, by getting into other areas of the garden and having themselves a feeding frenzy. It is best to get rid of them. This article will help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/organic-snail-control-how-to-control-garden-snails.htm

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Asked by
cruiser64 on
August 2, 2012

Q. When and How do I harvest acorn squash

It’s only August 2 and I have mature looking acorn squash. Do I let them grow or should I harvest them?

Answered by
Nikki on
August 3, 2012
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Asked by
llglass on
August 16, 2012

Q. How can I tell when white acorn squash is ripe?

I’ve never had white acorn squash. . . . When I planted the plants were marked yellow squash 🙁

Answered by
Heather on
August 20, 2012
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When most of the squash takes on a yellowish-whitish appearance (as opposed to a greenish-whitish appearance), then they are ripe.

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Asked by
dean on
August 30, 2012

Q. how do you know when acorn squash is ready to pick

How do you know when acorn squash is ready to pick?

Answered by
Nikki on
August 31, 2012
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When it is a deep glossy green, with a yellow spot where it was laying on the ground, it is ready to harvest. This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/how-and-when-to-pick-acorn-squash.htm

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Asked by
Marthab on
October 22, 2012

Q. Acorn Squash Not Turning Green

I have some beautiful acorn aquash in my garden but they are not turning green; they are white. Maybe I need to give them more time? Seems like they should take as much time as it takes a pumpkin to turn orange but it’s taking longer. Thanks Martha

Answered by
Heather on
November 6, 2012
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I think you may have white acorn squash. There may have been a mix up with the seeds or a mislabled plant. White acorn squash are ripe when white. I would give one a try and see if this is the case.

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