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Blue Hubbard Winter Squash Seeds

Cucurbita maxima

5.00 (7 reviews)
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Gardeners with short growing seasons may want to start Blue Hubbard Winter squash seeds indoors a month before the last expected frost. Since squashes do not take well to transplanting, peat pots are the best option. Plant two seeds per pot, later clipping off the weaker seedling. Harden the seedlings by exposing them to the weather for several hours at a time during the week before transplanting. About a week after the last frost or when the soil temperature reaches an average of 60 degrees F, plant the seedlings in very rich soil 8-10' apart in rows 10-12' apart. Another option is to plant the seedlings in hills of two, 8-10' apart. To direct sow, plant the seeds a week after frost 1/2" deep, 3-4' apart and thin to 8-10' apart. For companion planting benefits, plant Blue Hubbard Winter squash seeds along with corn but avoid planting them with potatoes.

Growing: Since squash seedlings do not tolerate frost, provide protective coverings if cold weather threatens. Keep the soil moist at all times, but avoid getting the leaves wet as this can cause diseases such as rot or mildew. When the vines begin to develop, a layer of mulch will help conserve moisture and control weeds; mulch also will keep the squashes clean and protect them from too much soil contact. By midsummer, pinch off all the blooms to concentrate the plant's energy on the developing squashes.

Harvesting: Squashes can be harvested as soon as the stem begins to dry and the skin becomes too hard to pierce with a fingernail. Because cold weather can damage squashes, they should be harvested before the first frost. Cut the stem with a sharp knife, leaving a 2-3" length." Do not carry the squash by the stem; if the stem breaks off, use it as soon as possible, since this causes the squash to deteriorate quickly. Cure the squashes in the sun or a dry location until the stem shrivels; do not wash the ones you intend to store.

Seed Saving: By the time the squash has been cured, the seeds are mature. Cut the squash open, remove the pulp and seeds, and rinse off the pulp. Put the mixture in a bowl of water to remove the remaining pulp; the good seeds will sink. Remove the good seeds and spread them out to dry for 2-3 weeks, stirring them at times to make sure they dry completely. Store Blue Hubbard Winter squash seeds in a cool, dry place for up to 4 years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Cucurbita maxima

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 100

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 30 Inches

Color: Green

Blue Hubbard Winter Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By Benjamin DeMott

Seeds

All good. Will review again at harvest time.
Delivery was superb.

Blue Hubbard Winter Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By Del Kinswoman

Squash

Order was filled very quickly and delivered without delay

Blue Hubbard Winter Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By BONNIE Crawford

Blue Hubbard

I am so so impressed with your company during this difficult time. I received my seeds so quickly. The seed packets are the best I have ever seen. The foil packets with ziplock closure are fantastic. I have always had to use tape, rubber bands and paper clips. I started my seed indoors on a heated mat since the weather hasn't been great and it's already May. My seeds are already up and now under the light. I have high hopes for a wonderful garden.

Blue Hubbard Winter Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By Debra Grace-Johnson

Quality seeds in resealable packet

Quality seeds in resealable packet

Blue Hubbard Winter Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By anna morin

Beautifully packaged

Received the seeds in a timely manner. I can't wait to plant them and watch them grow. This has to be my all time favorite vegetable and, with living in Florida for so many years have been unable to grow any. This year is a new adventure "up north".

Blue Hubbard Winter Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By Richard Hegarty

Great results

All of your seeds have great results. I just planted 6 seeds and they are already germinating.

Blue Hubbard Winter Squash Seeds 5.0
Review By mark

Great seed

Every seed I planted germinated.The plants look healthy and vigorous.Looking forward to watching them grow and develop squash.All the varieties of seed I have purchased from Everwilde Farms have been of high quality, beautifully packaged and delivered quickly.
Thank you for your dedication to providing a quality product to gardeners like me.

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XL Mylar Packet (~20 Seeds) $2.98 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $5.96 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $9.60 -+
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $21.60 -+
5 Lb Mylar (2.27kg) $97.20 -+
10 Lb Bulk Bag (4.54kg) $172.80 -+
25 Lb Bulk Bag (11.3kg) $410.40 -+
50 Lb Bulk Bag (22.7kg) $777.60 -+
100 Lb Bulk Bag (45.4kg) $1,512.00 Notify Me
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DESCRIPTION

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This popular Hubbard type, Blue Hubbard, produces football-shaped fruits that weigh up to 30 pounds. This variety has blue-gray skin and fine-textured orange flesh that matures in about 110 days. This variety is sweet-flavored and delicious in pies or steamed or baked. Great storing quality!
The story is told that Elizabeth Hubbard, a washerwoman for the Gregory family in Marblehead, Massachusetts, gave her employer the seed for an heirloom squash. J. H. Gregory immediately named the squash "Hubbard," saying that Mrs. Hubbard was "a good, humble soul, and it pleases me to think that the name of such a one had become, without any intent of hers, famous." The Blue Hubbard type in particular was introduced in 1909 by the Gregory Seed Company.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Gardeners with short growing seasons may want to start Blue Hubbard Winter squash seeds indoors a month before the last expected frost. Since squashes do not take well to transplanting, peat pots are the best option. Plant two seeds per pot, later clipping off the weaker seedling. Harden the seedlings by exposing them to the weather for several hours at a time during the week before transplanting. About a week after the last frost or when the soil temperature reaches an average of 60 degrees F, plant the seedlings in very rich soil 8-10' apart in rows 10-12' apart. Another option is to plant the seedlings in hills of two, 8-10' apart. To direct sow, plant the seeds a week after frost 1/2" deep, 3-4' apart and thin to 8-10' apart. For companion planting benefits, plant Blue Hubbard Winter squash seeds along with corn but avoid planting them with potatoes.

Growing: Since squash seedlings do not tolerate frost, provide protective coverings if cold weather threatens. Keep the soil moist at all times, but avoid getting the leaves wet as this can cause diseases such as rot or mildew. When the vines begin to develop, a layer of mulch will help conserve moisture and control weeds; mulch also will keep the squashes clean and protect them from too much soil contact. By midsummer, pinch off all the blooms to concentrate the plant's energy on the developing squashes.

Harvesting: Squashes can be harvested as soon as the stem begins to dry and the skin becomes too hard to pierce with a fingernail. Because cold weather can damage squashes, they should be harvested before the first frost. Cut the stem with a sharp knife, leaving a 2-3" length." Do not carry the squash by the stem; if the stem breaks off, use it as soon as possible, since this causes the squash to deteriorate quickly. Cure the squashes in the sun or a dry location until the stem shrivels; do not wash the ones you intend to store.

Seed Saving: By the time the squash has been cured, the seeds are mature. Cut the squash open, remove the pulp and seeds, and rinse off the pulp. Put the mixture in a bowl of water to remove the remaining pulp; the good seeds will sink. Remove the good seeds and spread them out to dry for 2-3 weeks, stirring them at times to make sure they dry completely. Store Blue Hubbard Winter squash seeds in a cool, dry place for up to 4 years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Cucurbita maxima

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 100

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 30 Inches

Color: Green

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 7 reviews
5.0

Review By Benjamin DeMott

Seeds

All good. Will review again at harvest time.
Delivery was superb.

5.0

Review By Del Kinswoman

Squash

Order was filled very quickly and delivered without delay

5.0

Review By BONNIE Crawford

Blue Hubbard

I am so so impressed with your company during this difficult time. I received my seeds so quickly. The seed packets are the best I have ever seen. The foil packets with ziplock closure are fantastic. I have always had to use tape, rubber bands and paper clips. I started my seed indoors on a heated mat since the weather hasn't been great and it's already May. My seeds are already up and now under the light. I have high hopes for a wonderful garden.

5.0

Review By Debra Grace-Johnson

Quality seeds in resealable packet

Quality seeds in resealable packet

5.0

Review By anna morin

Beautifully packaged

Received the seeds in a timely manner. I can't wait to plant them and watch them grow. This has to be my all time favorite vegetable and, with living in Florida for so many years have been unable to grow any. This year is a new adventure "up north".

5.0

Review By Richard Hegarty

Great results

All of your seeds have great results. I just planted 6 seeds and they are already germinating.

5.0

Review By mark

Great seed

Every seed I planted germinated.The plants look healthy and vigorous.Looking forward to watching them grow and develop squash.All the varieties of seed I have purchased from Everwilde Farms have been of high quality, beautifully packaged and delivered quickly.
Thank you for your dedication to providing a quality product to gardeners like me.