Squash 'Mashed Potatoes' (Winter)

Cucurbita pepo | Acorn Squash

Half-hardy Annual

What is Half-Hardy Annual?

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Low in calories

A good source of iron and potassium

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Growing winter Acorn Squash in your veg patch or allotment will provide you with, on average, four squashes per plant, each weighing up to 700g. The white coloured flesh, once baked and fluffed up can be used as a low calorie alternative to mashed potato. Squash ‘Mashed Potatoes mash is high in fibre and a good source of iron. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 100cm (39").

Height Up to 60cm (24in)
Spread Up to 100cm (39in)

Half-hardy Annual

kitchen garden

full sun

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Flowering Months Harvest Months


3 squash jumbo plug plants (KB9708)

Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for a few days before planting out after all risk of frost has passed, 90cm (36in) apart each way. Prefers rich, moist soil in full sun. Best grown through black plastic. Keep well watered throughout the season. Feed and mulch regularly. Harvest August onwards. Harvest and store before heavy frosts.
Water squash regularly – do not allow the soil to dry out as this will impair their development. Hoe between plants regularly to prevent weeds from establishing. Squash appreciate an application of a high potash fertiliser every two weeks during the growing season. Harvest squash in late summer and autumn, before the first frosts, when the skin has hardened and the fruits start to crack near to the stem. Harvest squash by cutting each fruit from the stem leaving several inches of the stem attached.

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Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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