Cucurbita pepo, Acorn Group
Table Confection is a new hybrid acorn squash of ultimate quality. Plants of Table Confection have a bush growth habit, a strong crown set and some resistance to Powdery Mildew, providing good cover for the developing fruits. The fruits of Table Confection have the classic acorn-squash turbinate shape, with strong ridges and deep furrows; and average nearly 900 g (2 lb.) in weight. The fruit exterior is an attractive glossy black green, retaining this color for quite some time in storage. The fruit-flesh is thick, smooth and melting, orange-yellow, with a roasted-chestnut flavor and very sweet, averaging 13% soluble solids (compared to 7-8% classical varieties), overall ranked as the highest in eating quality. For ensuring this utmost quality, the fruits should be picked when completely ripe, 50 days after anthesis or when the ground spot is intense orange, approximately 110 days after sowing.