Approx. 25 seeds per pack
(C. pepo) (aka Des Moines, Danish) Set the standard for Acorn squash; started the rage for small individual fall squashes. Introduced by the Iowa Seed Company of Des Moines, Iowa in 1913. Petite (1 pound), furrowed, soft shelled, high quality fruits with sweet orange flesh. Excellent for baking. Bush squash variety.
Direct seed: 1' deep. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills, with 6-8 seeds per hill, after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6' apart in all directions. Thin to 3-4 plants per hill.
Transplant (recommended for shorter growing seasons): Start indoors 3-4 weeks before transplanting out. Harden off. Transplant 16-18" in row, 16-24" between rows.