Blue Hubbard Winter Squash Seeds

Heirloom

#0282
This packet sows up to 5 mounds.
Availability: In Stock
A delight to the eyes and the palate, this heirloom can be traced back to 1800s Massachusetts. The bountiful flesh with rich flavor is perfect for baking, roasting, soups, and pies. It may be used as a substitute for pumpkin in many recipes. The fruits sweeten as they cure, and store for up to five months. Vigorous 10'-20' vines.
$1.99 3 grams

Botanical Name: Cucurbita maxima

Days to Maturity: 100–110 days

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Native: Argentina and Uruguay

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 10'–20' long vines

Variety Information: 10–15 pound teardrop-shaped fruits with bumpy blue-green to blue-gray rind and bright orange flesh. 1–2 fruits per plant.

Attributes: Long Storage

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–85°F.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended except in very short growing seasons, 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Roots sensitive to disturbance; sow in 4" biodegradable pots that can be planted directly into the ground. Transplant when soil temperature is at least 60?F.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: 1"

Seed Spacing: 2–3 seeds per mound

Row Spacing: 8'

Thinning: When 3" leaves, thin to 1–2 per mound

Harvesting: Harvest when the squash's rind is hard enough that you can't dent it with your fingernail and before first frost. Cut stem, (don't break it off) leaving 2" of stem attached, which keeps the squash whole, leaving no opening for infection. Though fruits are hard and may seem indestructible, treat them gently; bruising can spoil squash.

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