Thelma Sanders Acorn Squash (4 pack)
Sold as a 4 pack in 2.25 inch pots
Garden Planting - Plant 2 feet apart in 5 foot rows.
Container Planting – two plants per 16x16 inch pot or two plants per 5 gallon bucket
(aka Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato) Originally from Thelma Sanders of Kirksville, Missouri. The seed was passed from Evert Pettit to Sue and Tom Knoche, Ohio squash collectors. All these seed stewards were among SSE’s earliest members. Wonderful cream-colored acorn squash. Sweet chestnut flavor, enormously productive. Thelma described this good keeper as ‘better than sweet potatoes.’
This 4-5 lb. acorn squash has richly flavored flesh and is an excellent storage squash. Harvest the fruits only after they are fully matured and just before the first frost. Remove from the vine leaving part of the stem attached to the fruit. Store the fruit in a moderately warm, dry area.