Acorn squash, also called pepper squash is a winter squash with distinctive longitudinal ridges and sweet, yellow-orange flesh. Acorn squash is most commonly baked, but can also be microwaved, sauteed or steamed. It may be stuffed with rice, meat or vegetable mixtures. The seeds of the squash are also eaten, usually after being toasted.
Squash is rather easy to grow, and has similar requirements to zucchini. They are frost tender, and need warm temperatures to grow- so hold off on planting until the soil temperatures rise to around 15 degrees Celsius. They also require a lot of space, as they grow to be huge plants, so plant in an area with few other plants. They are heavy feeders, and require a rich soil- add organic compost or manure to enhance quality.