Growing Green Hubbard Squash Heirloom Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Cucurbita maxima
- Other Names: Hubbard squash
- Days to Maturity: 105 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3-12
- Planting Depth: 1”
- Plant Spacing: 24”
- Row Spacing: 6’
- Growth Habit: Annual; Vining; 8-12 lb. fruit
- Soil Preference: Rich, loamy soil with a pH between 5.8 and 6.8
- Temp Preference: 60- to 95-degree F soil for germination; Sensitive to frost
- Light Preference: Full sun, at least 8 hours
- Pests/diseases: Striped cucumber beetles, aphids, squash bugs, squash vine borers, powdery mildew, angular leaf spot, bacterial leaf spot
- Color: Dark green fruit; Orange flesh; Yellow flowers; Dark green foliage
- Flavor: Sweet and dry
Green Hubbard Squash Seed Growth Habits:
Green Hubbard squash seeds produce a vining-type plant that spreads easily. For proper growth, you should allow 50 to 100 square feet for each squash hill. Green Hubbard winter squash seeds will germinate in warm soils between 60 and 95 degrees F. They can be directly sown in the ground after the threat of frost has past, or they can be started indoors up to a month before your last frost date, then transplanted into the garden.
Once pollinated, the female squash blossoms will begin to form the fruit. If watered regularly, Green Hubbard squash plants will produce fruit weighing between 8 and 12 lbs. and featuring a hard, somewhat warty green shell and thick orange flesh.
Various Uses for Green Hubbard Squash:
Green Hubbard squash is typically baked, mashed, and eaten as a side dish. However, there are many other recipes that can be made with Green Hubbard squash, including roasted squash, squash soup, and pie.
When properly cured, the Green Hubbard squash can be stored for up to 5 months after they are harvested.
Like most squash varieties, the yellow squash blossoms are edible and perfect for stuffing and baking or frying. Just be sure to choose only male squash blossoms, as the female squash blossoms are the ones that will produce the squash fruit.
Many people choose to season squash seeds with salt or other spices, roast them, and enjoy them as a low-calorie snack.
Green Hubbard Winter Squash and Squash Seed Benefits:
Rich in beta-carotene, vitamins, and minerals, winter squash makes a delicious addition to a healthy diet. The orange flesh is also high in fiber and low-calorie.
Green Hubbard squash seeds, when eaten as a snack, come with their own benefits, including high levels of healthy fats and minerals, including magnesium.
Learning how to grow Green Hubbard squash is a good choice for beginner gardeners. The vining plants of Hubbard squash require a lot of sunshine, about 1" of water each week, and nutrient-rich soil.
Seeds Per Package:
- 5 g - Approximately 23 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 130 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 520 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 2,080 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 10,400 Seeds
- 25 lb - Approximately 52,000 Seeds