Gill's Golden Pippin Squash
This flavorful acorn squash may be among the first to show up on your table each fall. The fruits of this historic variety produce flesh that is pale orange, moderately sweet in flavor, and a bit variable in shape. Its vining plants are quite productive and yield relatively early-maturing fruits that measure 4-5" long and 3½ -4" wide, and weigh 1-1 ½ pounds. Gill Brothers introduced the variety in 1952.
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out.
- Direct Seed: 1" Deep
- Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
- Thin: To 3-4 Plants
- Light: Full Sun
Ratings & Reviews
Perfect size, early, delicious and productive.
I never write reviews, but seeing this had none, I felt I had too. These little squash are great. They're the perfect size as a side dish for two people, sweet and delicious. The vines are fairly sprawling, but produced eight squash very early, while many other varieties struggled this year. They're variable in shape, but not by much. Best of all they're still good to eat mid January, which is good for an acorn variety.