25 Seeds per pack
(a.k.a. True Hubbard, and Improved Hubbard) (Cucurbita maxima) 100-115 days. Originally introduced for sale in the 1840s by seedsman, J.H. Gregory, who named it after Elizabeth Hubbard of Marblehead, MA. who, recognizing the qualities of this excellent squash brought it to the Gregory’s stating that “it was the best squash she had ever tasted in her life”. The Hubbard True Green Improved Squash has a beautiful dark bronze-green shell, tapered at both ends. The flesh is sweet, dry, and fine-grained, golden yellow in color, and delicious in flavor. Hubbard True Green Improved fruits grow to 12-16″ in length, by 9-10″ in diameter, weighing around 10-15 lbs. Large vines. Excellent keeper and shipper. Easy grower, does well in all regions of the U.S.
Planting Instructions for Hubbard True Green Improved Winter Squash Seeds
Hubbard True Green Improved 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 Winter Squash 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 True Green Improved rind has hardened and finger nail requires pressure to pierce rind. Leave 2-3″ stem on when cutting from plant for longer storage.