In 2020 we grew as many acorn squash varieties as we could get our hands on, evaluating a wide array of traits including plant vigor, fruit size, color, yields and, most importantly, flavor. Sweet REBA was a top competitor in nearly every category, besting even the most popular hybrids. Standing for Resistant Early Bush Acorn (REBA), the powdery mildew resistance aids in late-stage sugar development. The compact plants produce heavily yields of 2lb uniform fruits with dark green skin. Enjoy this squash halved and baked with a bit of butter and brown sugar. The perfect autumnal side dish or dessert!
Days to Maturity: 90-100 days
Latin name: Cucurbita pepo
Life cycle: Annual
Direct seed in early May or start indoors 3 weeks before transplant. Optimal soil temperature for germination:
75-85°. Seeding depth: 1/2”. Plant spacing: 18-36”.
Row Spacing: 5-6 ft.
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!