25 Seeds per pack
(Cucurbita maxima) 100-120 days. Another New England favorite, this reliable old-time variety produces large, 15- 40 lb. fruits (we actually got a 45.5 lb beauty in our 2009 garden!), on vigorous vines. The Hubbard Blue Squash is a pretty blue-gray-green, slightly ridged, coarsely-warted, with a neck at both ends. Flesh is bright orange, fine textured and sweet. Great in pies, or cut into pieces and baked or steamed. The hard shell makes this variety a very long keeper. It also makes it hard to cut, a very large Chef’s knife or machete work well on the large squashes like this.
Planting Instructions for Hubbard Blue Winter Squash Seeds
Hubbard Blue Winter Squash is a warm season crop, sensitive to frost and light freezes. Start Heirloom / Open Pollinated Winter Squash indoors 3-4 weeks. before last frost date or direct seed outdoors after danger of frost. Plant Hubbard Blue in full sun. To direct seed, plant 6-8 seeds 1″ deep in 1′ diameter hills, thinning to 3 or 4 plants at the set of true leaves. Or plant Winter Squash Seeds in rows 1″ deep, 2′ apart. Keep rows and hills 6′ apart. Germination should occur in 5-10 days at 65-85°F. Keep soil just-damp during germination, or seeds may rot. Harvest when Hubbard Blue rind has hardened and finger nail requires pressure to pierce rind. Leave 2-3″ stem on when cutting from plant for longer storage.