Blue Hubbard (Winter Squash) Seeds - New England Open pollinated, Heirloom Winter Squash
Blue Hubbard Squash
Light: Full sun
Fruit size: 15 to 30 pounds
Matures: 110 days
Plant spacing: 48 to 72 inches apart
Plant size: Long vine
Organically grown. Avg. 2,100 seeds/lb. Packet: 30 seeds.
Heirloom. This squash is known by its huge size, funky shape, blue-gray color, and very hard skin that makes it especially long lasting in winter storage. The meat inside is orange, sweet, flavorful, and fine grained. Great for baking, pies, and soups. Give vines plenty of room to run. To save space you can also grow it on a fence.
CULTURE:Fertile, well-drained soil with a pH of 5.8–6.8 is best. Plastic mulch and fabric row covers (AG-19 grade) can aide plant establishment and exclude insect pests during the seedling stage. Row covers should be removed when plants begin to flower. Poor fruit development may indicate insufficient pollination.
TRANSPLANTING:Sow 2-3 seeds per 2" container or plug flat about 3 weeks prior to transplanting. Thin to 1 plant/container or cell with scissors. Harden plants 4–7 days prior to transplanting. After danger of frost has passed, transplant out according to the spacing recommendations for each variety Handle seedlings carefully; minimal root disturbance is best.
DIRECT SEEDING:Sow 2 seeds at the appropriate spacing interval for the variety's vine length, 1/2-1" deep. Thin to 1 plant per spacing interval after seedlings are established.
PLANT SPACING:Bush to short-vine habits generally require 6' between-row spacing, while long-vine habits require 12' between-row spacing. In-row spacing depends on fruit size and is generally: small, 18-24"; medium, 24-36"; large, 36-48".