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Hubbard, Golden - Winter Squash

Hubbard, Golden - Winter Squash

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Golden Hubbard
Cucurbita maxima

105 days — 'Golden Hubbard' squash has many of the same characteristics of other Hubbard-types (see links below) but its vigorous, twelve to fifteen foot vines produce fruits with a deep, red-orange rind and greenish-tan striping at the blossom end of the fruit.

Along with the difference in color, 'Golden Hubbard' is more productive and has smaller fruits that other variants. Averaging eight to ten pounds each, its flesh is fine grained, very dry, rich, and sweet making it a great choice for canning and freezing. Additionally, it is an excellent keeper.

'Golden Hubbard' was introduced in 1898 by D. M. Ferry & Co.,[1] with credit for the variety going to  J. J. Harrison of the Storrs & Harrison Company.[1,2] 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. 23-24.
  2. "List of American Varieties of Vegetables for the Years 1901 and 1902," by W. W. Tracy, Jr., USDA, 1903