Each lusciously sweet acorn squash is filled with delectably hulless confectionary-style seeds, packed with protein & fondly called pepitas. The best of both worlds! In the 1980s, Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the term ‘intersectionality’ to describe the unique oppression of Black women. This squash honors the vulnerability and courage of our sisters as well as the extraordinary capacity of all of us to believe in seeds and indeed, be the seeds of healing, transformation and vitality.
Rather than a sprawling vine, Organic Intersectionality Hulless Acorn Squash is early maturing on a compact bush thriving in gardens and raised beds as well as large containers with plenty of fertility.
In a world needing us to see our interdependence as nourishing, may Intersectionality teach us the delicious possibilities of growing ourselves as well as our gardens.
Planting Method: Direct Sow or Transplant
To Direct Sow: After last frost, sow 2 seeds every 2 feet in rich soil, thinning to one.
For Transplanting: Start seedlings 3 weeks before final frost in peat pots or soil blocks for minimal root disturbance. Transplant after last frost.
Plant care: Protect from cucumber beetle with floating row cover – remove when the plants start flowering.
Seed Depth: 1 inch Days to Germination: 5 days at 80°F
Sun Needs: Full
Spacing (after thinning/transplanting): 2 feet
Days to Harvest: 97 days to winter squash
Harvest: Similar to Delicata, acorns are delicious right off the vine in September, unlike most winter squash requiring curing to draw out their depth of flavor. Enjoyed before the New Year, even the skin is edible!