Squash Seeds - Winter- Blue Hubbard
- 20 Seeds
- Maturity: 110 Days from Planting/Transplanting
- Distinguished Blue-Green Skin Rich, Flavorful Orange Flesh
- Long-Lasting Storage Potential
- Ideal for Culinary Uses: Pies and Soups
- Robust and Hardy Growth A True Heirloom of the East Coast
The Blue Hubbard squash holds a distinctive place in the annals of heirloom vegetables, with roots tracing back to the East Coast of the United States. Unlike its counterpart, the Buttercup squash, the Blue Hubbard sports a unique blue-green skin that sets it apart both in the garden and on the dinner table. Hand-picked in the heart of winter, this squash has been a cherished staple in New England households for generations, with its cultivation and consumption spanning many decades, if not centuries.
Known for its rich, vibrant orange flesh, the Blue Hubbard squash is synonymous with culinary excellence. Its sweet and savory profile makes it a preferred choice for traditional New England winter pies. But its versatility doesn’t end there; it's also a key ingredient in hearty soups and even cakes. The rich flavor profile ensures it takes center stage in any dish, from pies and tarts to more experimental culinary creations.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions:
To nurture a bountiful crop of Blue Hubbard squash, select a sunny location with well-draining soil. Plant the seeds about an inch deep, ensuring there’s ample space between plants for unhindered growth. Regular watering and occasional feeding will ensure the squash reaches its full potential. Typically, after about 110 days from planting, the squash will have developed its signature blue-green skin, indicating it's ripe for harvest. Given its hardy nature, once picked, it offers a prolonged storage life, ensuring you can savor its deliciousness long after the harvest season concludes.