Winter Squash Blue Hubbard

$2.75

Classic winter squash reported to be from the West Indies.

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Description

Blue squash with a hard skin, making it perfect for storage. Generally weigh 12-40lbs. Produces a yellow-orange flesh. Bake or use for pies!

Squash Winter – Blue Hubbard – Cucurbita maxima

Soil & Water: Provide squash plants with deep mounds of organic matter, rich soil, and heavy, even water. All squash are extremely frost sensitive, so use mulch to heat soils in early spring and row covers to protect from frost at both ends of the growing cycle, especially in short growing seasons.

Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost, or sow seed directly once soils are at least 70F.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when stems begin to shrivel or you can no longer pierce the skin with a thumbnail, but be sure to harvest before the first hard frost. Cut squash from the vine leaving 2″-3″ of stem attached. Allow to cure in the sun for 10 days to finish hardening the skins. Store in cool, dry conditions.

Soil Temperature: 70-95F
Planting Depth: 3/4-1″
Germination: 6-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 1′
Days To Maturity: 110-155 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 18″
Approx Seeds per Pack: 10 Seeds

Product image via: Peaceful Valley Farm Supply

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