Table Queen Squash
(aka Des Moines, Danish) Set the standard for Acorn squash; started the rage for small individual fall squashes. Introduced by the Iowa Seed Company of Des Moines, Iowa in 1913. Petite (1 pound), furrowed, soft shelled, high quality fruits with sweet orange flesh. Excellent for baking.
- 80-90 days
- Sweet, high quality orange flesh
- Winter squash
- Furrowed, soft shelled fruits weigh 1 pound
- Excellent for baking
This variety works for:
To prepare your squash, rinse the exterior and then cut in half and remove the seeds before baking, roasting, etc.
Winter squash can be pureed and sweetened as an addition to breads, muffins, cakes and pies. Diced and roasted squash can be tossed in warm salads of grains and nuts or with sautéed kale.
Summer squash are best eaten when they are small and the seeds are immature. Sliced thinly, summer squash are used in gratins and savory pies or sautéed or breaded and fried.
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
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by Julie Rouse
Starting late, planting now but there is no info here or on the packet telling me if this is a bush or vining variety.
Seed Savers Response: This grows on a vine. Thanks for mentioning that this information is missing from the description we will work to get that corrected.