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Cream of the Crop Squash

Cucurbita pepo var. turbinata 'Cream of the Crop'

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Cream of the Crop Squash (Cucurbita pepo var. turbinata 'Cream of the Crop') at Roger's Gardens

Cream of the Crop Squash fruit

Cream of the Crop Squash fruit

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Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Winter Squash


Great for small gardens, this wonderful variety has compact vines and bushy habit; perfect for baking, these creamy white acorn squash have light golden flesh and a mild nutty flavor; blossoms can be stuffed and fried, while leaves can be sautéed

Edible Qualities

Cream of the Crop Squash is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. The entire above-ground parts of the plant are edible, and are typically harvested when mature. The edible parts have a pleasant taste and a soft texture.

The plant is most often used in the following ways:

  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Freezing

Planting & Growing

Cream of the Crop Squash will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

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