Acorn Squash (Cucurbita pepo 'Sweet REBA') in the Gourds, Squashes and Pumpkins Database

Also sold as:
'Sweet Reba'

Heredity: Open Pollinated
Country of Origin: United States
Hybridizer or Originator: Cornell University
Days to harvest: 90-100

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Powdery Mildew
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers


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Location: Victory Seed Company - Liberal, ORImage used with permission of the Victory Seed Company.
By MikeD
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Posted by beaumbra001 (Suring, WI - Zone 5a) on Oct 7, 2017 8:34 PM

Everyone should grow this cultivar of acorn squash! Given the proper time to ripen on the vine, this squash is so naturally sweet it is best eaten plain. The plants are extremely tolerant of subpar conditions and impressively resistant to powdery mildew. I guarantee, Sweet REBA will outperform the more common cultivars of acorn squash by far in resistance, fruit appearance, and most importantly taste!! Be sure to give it a try this year, you will not regret it!

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