Cucurbita pepo var. turbinata, Dark Black - Green, Ribbed & Grooved - Also called pepper squash or Des Moines squash, A Prolific bush can be planted as little 0.9 m apart, with a very small spread, the Original Acorn type fruits were said to be of Native American Indian origin. The Acorn version can tolerate poor soil & is a Great keeper, Very early maturing, uniformly ridged & grooved (generally heart or acorn shaped) up to 5 qty by 5-in by 4-in & weighing 1 to 2 pounds each with a blunted blossom end. The rind is thin, hard, uniform, near black dark green fruit & its excellent, low-fibre orange-yellow flesh is creamy & tender with good flavour, sweet, nutty & has a smooth texture. Its Burpee-bred & proven tops for performance, flavour & wide adaptability., 80 days, Seed Count Approx - 6 avg SOWING - Squash will not germinate in cold soil & needs a warm spot, well-drained & fertile soil with plenty of composted organic matter to conserve moisture;. Planting should be delayed until the soil has warmed (can be started in a greenhouse mid-March onward, plant out end of Mayish), Sow directly insitu after the threat of frost has passed. Sow one inch deep in hills or rows spaced 24 to 36 in apart, Harvest just before frosts when the stems dry & turn brown.