Blue Hubbard Winter Squash Starter Live Plants (4 Seedlings)
Blue Hubbard Squash is an old reliable Heirloom variety that produce tear-drop funky shaped fruit weighing 10-20 lbs on vigorous vines. Flesh is bright orange, finely textured and sweet. Great for pies or cut into small serving sizes and then baked or steamed.
Plant Type: Vegetable
Fruit Size: 10-20 lbs
Grows Best In: Full Sun
Days to Maturity: 100 Days
Growth Type: Summer
Seedling Spacing: Sow roughly 4' apart in rows
Cure and then store in a cool, dry, and dark area. Keep for about 9 months. They're at their best at 2-4 months.
The process of curing squash allows some of that water to exit the fruit. A harvested winter squash continues to breathe or respire. During the curing process, the skin becomes harder, forming a protective layer over flesh. That harder skin slows respiration, which ultimately improves fruit keeping quality. Harder skin also resists rot better, another secret for problem-free long-term storage. Winter squash that requires curing includes Blue Hubbard, Buttercup, Butternut, and Spaghetti.