Winter Squash – Hubbard Golden

$2.25

38 in stock

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Description

25 Seeds per pack

(a.k.a. Red Hubbard,and Genesee Red Hubbard) (Cucurbita maxima) 90-105 days.       Introduced in 1898, this enduring beauty is on of the most attractive of the hubbards. The Hubbard Golden Squash is teardrop in shape, with a hard, moderately warted, brilliant red shell, bearing tan stripes at the blossom end. Fruits weigh 8-10 lbs., and are 10-12″ in length, by 8-9″ in diameter. Flesh is solid, thick, sweet, fine-grained, and dry, orange- yellow in color, and with fine flavor. Popular with both home gardeners and commercial growers. Keeps well, also cans and freezes well. Hubbard Golden is very nice for Fall decorations!

Planting Instructions for Hubbard Golden Winter Squash Seeds

Hubbard Golden 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 Golden 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 Winter Squash rind has hardened and finger nail requires pressure to pierce rind. Leave 2-3″ stem on when cutting from plant for longer storage.

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