Hubbard Blue Winter Squash - Packet

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DL013903
Blue Hubbard remains tried and true, with the enduring and endearing qualities that only a good winter squash can provide. Blue Hubbard is a hefty squash, with an elongated form, thick bluish gray skin over silky orange flesh. Excellent flavor for pies or puree. Blue Hubbard has exceptional keeping qualities - following tradition, store in the basement or root cellar.
Plant Information
Related to the original Hubbard, this "Blue" variety of winter squash was introduced in 1909 and has easily maintained its popularity. Vigorous vines produce heavy harvests of large, blue-gray fruits that are pumpkin-like in shape and feel but have tops that narrow into short necks. Each squash can grow as large as 12-15 inches long and 9-12 inches in diameter, tipping the scales at up to 12 pounds. Their orange flesh is thick, dry, and mealy with excellent flavor. While winter squash takes longer to ripen on the vine than summer squash, it's definitely worth the wait because of how extremely well it keeps. Winter squash varieties have tougher exteriors than their summer counterparts, so they're much hardier when it comes to storage and keep for months at a time. They also have their own unique set of delicious culinary uses. They're mainstays when it comes to baking, roasting, and stuffing, and can't be beat when it comes to creating all of those comfort foods that make long winters more tolerable. Like Hubbard Blue squash pie -similar to pumpkin pie, only much more interesting! To increase the longevity of your Hubbard Blue squash, harvest with at least 2 inches of stem still intact.
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SKUDL013903
Item Package Size
Packet
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 10 seeds per packet
Botanical Name
Cucurbita pepo
How To Grow
Direct sow or start indoors
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Planting Depth
1-11/2 inches
Seed Spacing
24-36 inches (3-4/hill)
Row Spacing
3-6 feet
Space After Thinning
3-6 feet
Days To Germinate
5-10 days
Days To Maturity
95-115
Growth Rate
Slow
Tolerates
Heat
Seed Life Cycle
Annual
Certifications
Heirloom
Advantages
Ornamental, Edible
Item Unit Of Measure
Packet
Ships As
Seed
Ships To Canada
Yes
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