Asked on Feb 8, 2018

I received an acorn squash, saved the seeds, will they grow this year?

TheSeamstress2dogalShoshana
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  • Bonnie Greene Worsely
    Bonnie Greene Worsely
    on Feb 8, 2018

    As long as the seeds we're dried out and kept from moisture, they should grow for you. Good luck. BJW
  • Nancy Turner
    Nancy Turner
    on Feb 8, 2018

    They should as long as it wasn't a hybrid, plant a few and see if they grow six to eight weeks before you would plant your garden, if they do grow, you will have a couple that are all ready to plant.
  • Danielle Odin
    Danielle Odin
    on Feb 8, 2018

    If it was genetically modified or hybrid, it won't grow.
  • Shoshana
    Shoshana
    on Feb 8, 2018

    They should! Rinsed off all the debris from the seeds and leave them on a glass dish to dry for a few days. Then just plant them as is in a large pot a couple months later.
  • 2dogal
    2dogal
    on Feb 8, 2018

    They should grow even if they are hybrid (a cross between two types of plants) although some may be sterile. To see if they will, moisten a couple layers of a paper towel and lay some seeds on it, making sure they do not touch each other. Roll the paper towel, keeping the seeds separated, and put it in a sealed plastic bag. Place the sealed bag in a warm place. Check daily to see if they have germinated.
  • TheSeamstress
    TheSeamstress
    on Feb 8, 2018

    I only save the seeds from organic squash. I always put my seeds in the fridge for a few weeks before planting too. Always wash excess plant material from seeds first and lay out to dry. Try separating seeds first cause it's hard to do after they dry
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