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Hubbard, Chicago Warted - Winter Squash

Hubbard, Chicago Warted - Winter Squash

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Chicago Warted Hubbard
Cucurbita maxima

115 days — Also known as 'Green Warted Hubbard', the fifteen to eighteen foot vines of 'Chicago Warted Hubbard' are very vigorous and produce dark-green, hard shelled, heavily warted fruits that weigh up to sixteen pounds. With some care, they can store into late spring and are good for pies, baking and freezing.

'Chicago Warted Hubbard' was bred by the Budlong Gardens of Chicago from the original 'Hubbard' and was introduced in 1894 by Vaughan's Seed Store of Chicago.[1] Each packet contains four grams, which is approximately 18 to 20 seeds.

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Planting Instructions: Choose a location that has warm, well-drained and fertile soil. Work in plenty of organic matter and mulch to conserve moisture, as squash are heavy water consumers.

Sow directly in garden after threat of frost has passed. Seed will not germinate if soil is too cold. Sow one inch deep in hills or rows spaced 24 to 30 inches apart. You may also start seed indoors three to four weeks before transplanting.
Informational References:
  1. "Vegetables of New York: The Cucurbits," New York Agricultural Experiment Station, 1935, pgs. 19-20.
  2. "List of American Varieties of Vegetables for the Years 1901 and 1902," by W. W. Tracy, Jr., USDA, 1903