Blue Hubbard Winter Squash
Regular price $2.75
- Cucurbita maxima Open pollinated. 100 days. Heirloom.
- Blue Hubbard Winter Squash is believed to have been growing around Marblehead, Mass. in the 1700's.
- Vines need room to romp, producing several long-keeping 12 lb. fruits with a blue-gray rind and deep gold flesh.
- Tender and dry with a sweet taste. Good baked and served with butter and salt.
Planting Directions: Plant in spring when soil is between 70° to 95?. Plant in soil that has been amended with rich compost or general garden fertilizer. Plant 6-8 seeds ½ - 1” deep in hills spaced 3’ to 6’ apart. Thin seedlings to 3 per hill. Seeds may also be started indoors 3 to 4 weeks before last frost. Transplant to hills after all danger of frost has past and soil has warmed and remains 65°-75?. Squash need heavy watering on a regular schedule. Fruits are ready when the rind is hard to the fingernail and the stems begin to dry.