Top Questions About Acorn Squash

Click on links below to jump to that question.

Questions About Acorn Squash

Asked by
ponyplace on
August 15, 2017
98563

Q. Acorn Squash

We tossed an aged acorn squash out on the horse manure pile when we didn’t get it eaten, some time last winter. Now we have squash growing everywhere. We are in the Pacific NW. the days are getting shorter and the squash while formed is not getting huge. We don’t water it as there is no access that far out in the pasture. It is still blooming with flowers also. Should we pinch it back a bit, the huge leaves and blossoms, to allow the formed squash a chance to mature more?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 16, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Yes, you certainly can pinch off the new growth to try to give more energy to the fruit.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/ripening-green-unripe-squash.htm

00
Was this answer useful?
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!
Asked by
Anonymous on
September 8, 2017

Q. Acorn squash

I have an acorn squash patch about 35ft by 50 ft. It has so many leaves that I can’t see where to walk to pick the squash.Can I cut some of the leaves off so I can see where to walk or should I just wait until the leaves die? I really don’t want them to get frost bit.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 8, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

A light frost will not harm the ripening fruit, but the leaves may die back. A hard frost below 30 degrees will hurt the fruit. When they are close to harvest, cutting a few leaves will not harm them. If it helps you to see them better, then go ahead and cut a few leaves. Here is an article that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/growing-acorn-squash.htm

00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
pinkmkdt on
September 24, 2017
Othello washington

Q. Acorn squash

The acorn squash are white. Only 2 are green.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 24, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

This is fine. These normally come in many different colors, and is no need for concern. Here is an article that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/growing-acorn-squash.htm

00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
bracken870 on
July 25, 2018
Rancho Cucamonga 91730

Q. We planted acorn squash we have three plants producing one acorn squash each in the beginning of the plant, now the rest of the fr

uit are dying off do I stop this

Answered by
BushDoctor on
July 25, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

A photo would help me to see exactly what is going on, but it sounds like a calcium/magnesium deficiency. This can be corrected with dolomitic lime.

This article will give you more information on the care of acorn squash: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/growing-acorn-squash.htm

00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
Ccpilsitz on
August 8, 2018
Valparaiso, in

Q. Got beautiful baked potato acorn squash, made other squash, any suggestion?

Never had them before, only green acorn squash.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
August 8, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

You can prepare them as you would any squash. I have never had any experience with this particular squash, but there are many good recipes online. A google search will take you to many results. This is how I find many good recipes myself!

00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
Anonymous on
September 8, 2018

Q. Acorn Squash

Since your web site provided the help I needed this is more of a comment than question. For the second time we have had volunteer acorn squash growing out of/next to our compost yielding several free squash. I have been told that seeds from commercially grown squash can not be relied upon to produce the same quality squash as the original. Is this correct? Our experience gives us one more reason to compost.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 10, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

Hybrid varieties, often the seed is sterile or doesn’t reproduce true to the parent plant

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/growing-acorn-squash.htm

00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
Anonymous on
July 20, 2019

Q. I have a Acorn Squash plant that has all orange Acorn on it. Why is this. My other plants are green in color.

I do not have a picture.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 20, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

In addition to the dark green acorn, there are now golden and multi-colored varieties. .... This squash has a green, bluish-gray or a deep orange skin.
Check the variety that you are growing!

00
Was this answer useful?
1 4 5 6
Learn

Learn From
Your Peers on
Our Blog

Visit Our Blog
The website that started it all!
Main Website

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More