Friday, August 21, 2009
Last year I grew acorn squash from some seed I picked up at Lowe's. They had an okay taste (not a great taste) and I sold them with no problem. Acorn squash isn't an easy crop for this area, but since they sold so readily I thought I would try it again. I went to the catalogs, bought one the writer claimed had the best taste. These are great tasting acorn squash. Best I have ever eat. Which is good because it looks like I am going to have to eat them all. I have drop the price to 2/3rd of last year's price and still haven't sold them. There is no way to know for sure but I suspect the problem is that they are not green. Last year the acorn squash were green. This year they are not. These are a lot prettier but they are not green. The seed catalog writer suggested that people would enjoy them on the table as decoration for a few weeks and then cook them. I didn't realize he was talking about the growers.
Here are all my posted newsarticles. http://www4.ncsu.edu/~djgofort/. In specific fruit varieties are covered here http://www4.ncsu.edu/~djgofort/Fruit23.htm. Here is a link to Vegetable Gardening Guide http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/pdf/ag-06.pdf. More info on vegtables and fruit.