Blue Hubbard Squash (Cucurbita maxima) A fantastic storage squash, the prized long-lasting Hubbard squash arrived in New England in the mid 1800’s on a ship from the West Indies. Seeds from the large green squash that originated in South America were obtained by plant breeder, J.H. Gregory from a Miss Hubbard who may have actually selected the unique blue skin feature before him. Blue Hubbard squash is known for keeping up to 6-7 months in regular room storage, if fruits are allowed to fully ripen on the vine. The fruit can weigh up to 40 pounds each, making it a top choice for chefs and large families.
105 days to maturity
25 seeds per packet $4.45
Planting Instructions: Seed indoors 1/2 inch deep. Line out transplants after risk of frost has past, spacing 5-6 feet apart. Direct seed in raised hills sowing 5-6 seeds 1/2 inch deep. Soil temperature should be at least 21 degrees C. Space mounds 5-6 feet apart, thinning to 3 plants per mound.