Squash Blue Hubbard

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One of the finest, most reliable and delicious storage winter squash varieties available. This reliable old variety produces 15-30 lb. fruits on vigorous vines with sweet, bright orange and fine textured flesh.

  • Seed Count: 15

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Squash Blue Hubbard 

Squash Blue Hubbard . One of the finest, most reliable and delicious storage winter squash varieties available. This reliable old variety produces 15-30 lb. fruits on vigorous vines with sweet, bright orange and fine textured flesh. The fruit has excellent storage qualities; flesh is best baked. Blue Hubbard Winter Squash can be stored for a long time. 110 days sowing to maturity.

Cultivation Advice Squash Blue Hubbard 

  • A sunny spot protected from strong winds is essential.
  • The soil must be well drained and rich in humus, the more the better.
  • Many winter Squash / Pumpkins like to sprawl out and need plenty of space.
  • Vining Squash / Pumpkins require a larger area to run,
  • whilst semi-vining and bush varieties of winter squash / courgette can be well contained.
  • For an early start (Mid / Late Apr)
  • place a single seed edgeways 1/2inch deep in seed compost in a 3inch pot.
  • The critical part is temperature, these need at least 65F continuous soil temperature
  • (preferably more to maximise germination rates) until germinated,
  • so a propagator, well heated greenhouse or airing cupboard is ideal
  • Keep the soil moist – water copiously around the plants, not over them.
  • Keep weed free to allow air circulation.
  • Once the fruits start to swell feed every 14 days with a tomato type fertilizer,
  • these are greedy plants.
  • Limit larger fruiting varieties to 2-3 fruits.