Blue Hubbard Winter Squash

100-110 days. Cucurbita maxima. A classic that's both beautiful and delicious! Growing up to 15 pounds (and often even bigger), this teardrop-shaped Winter Squash's hard outer shell, which makes it a great storing variety, is ribbed, bumpy and pale blue-gray. Grow it to spice up your fall Pumpkin and Ornamental Gourd display, and then roast its sweet, fine, golden flesh for wonderfully warming fall recipes. (OP.)

One packet of about 25 seeds
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There is something extraordinary about the aroma of baking Winter Squash, bubbling with butter and brown sugar. Sun-loving Winter Squash is best direct-sown in well-draining, fertile, 60°F soil, two weeks past the last spring frost date. Plant them with plenty of elbow room since they love to ramble. Squash is simple to grow and transforms easily into nutritious, heart-warming dishes: soups, gratins or sumptuous Thai or Indian curries. Squash requires fertile soil and room to stretch in hot sunshine. Harvest with a sharp blade when skin is hard and the mature coloration appears, leaving some stem. Cure in the sun for ten days or in a dry room for five days. Properly cured Squash, kept cool and dry, keeps all winter long. Bee friendly. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 3 years.
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