2009 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Squash 'Honey Bear' F1
National Winner
2009 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Squash 'Honey Bear' F1
National Winner

Squash 'Honey Bear' F1
2009 AAS Vegetable Award Winner

The sweet flavor of ‘Honey Bear’ is the main reason any gardener would want to grow this acorn squash but there are many more exceptional qualities. For example, tolerance to powdery mildew is a vast improvement. As the fall season nears, ‘Honey Bear’ will tolerate the cool, moist temperatures and continue to ripen squash while other varieties succumb to mildew. The strong plant produces 3 to 5 squash per plant, and that is a high yield. ‘Honey Bear’ requires less space in the garden since it has a compact bushy habit. These traits are desirable for consumers with a limited size garden. Earliness is another valuable quality. ‘Honey Bear’ can be sown and harvested in about 100 days.

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Vegetable Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Squash
Variety Name: 'Honey Bear' F1
Genus: Cucurbita
Species: pepo L.
Year: 2009
Common Name: Acorn squash
Type: Vegetables
Breeder: University of New Hampshire
Close Market Comparison: Table Ace,' 'Table Queen,' 'Autumn Delight'
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Season Type: Warm Season
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Bushy, Compact
Plant Height: Tall: Over 24"
Garden Spacing: 2 feet by 6 feet
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed): 100 days
Fruit Color (Harvest): Dark green
Fruit Shape: Round to slightly oval with rounded blossom end and shallow ribbing
Fruit Weight: 1 pound
Fruit Flavor Description: Exceptional eating quality
Number Of Fruits Per Plant: 3 to 5
Plant Spread: 4 to 5 feet
Disease Resistances or Tolerances: Powdery mildew

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