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Blue Hubbard Squash (20-35 seeds) (SQ180) $2.25
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Blue Hubbard Squash

         
 
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110 days (C. maxima) Huge, teardrop-shaped fruit weigh 15-40 lbs and have sweet, fine-grained, golden flesh. Great for baking, pies, and soup. The hard, blue-gray shell helps these keep for long periods in storage. Gregory Seed Company introduced this fine New England variety in 1909, and Mr. Gregory considered this his best introduction.

 
Blue Hubbard Squash
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 11
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Brea
Location:
Royalston, MA
Date:
February 20, 2014
          5.0
 
Grows like crazy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Tastes fantastic! Pie, soups.

What are the cons? Deer liked the vines.

Review:

These grew like gangbusters! One even went up the side of the screened porch where I had to dislodge it, putting it back on the ground. Then another vine tried to climb into the Maple tree so I had to redirect that vine, also. The vines seemed to grow another foot each time I looked at them. Provided lots of fun and interest. The squashes were huge, weighing at least 20 lbs each with each vine producing about 2 squashes. In my opinion, these are some of the best squashes to use for pies, puddings, savory squash soup, etc. It took a large knife and a hammer to crack the shells, cutting them open. Then I cleaned out the pieces and baked them. (Reserve seeds for growing next year or fry/bake them for eating). If you mash butter, brown sugar, a tiny drop of vanilla and a dusting of cinnamon into the cooked pulp, you'll think you are in Heaven.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Brea 20 Feb 2014

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Nickname:
Brea
Location:
Royalston, MA
Date:
February 20, 2014
          5.0
 
Grows like crazy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Tastes fantastic! Pie, soups.

What are the cons? Deer liked the vines.

Review:

These grew like gangbusters! One even went up the side of the screened porch where I had to dislodge it, putting it back on the ground. Then another vine tried to climb into the Maple tree so I had to redirect that vine, also. The vines seemed to grow another foot each time I looked at them. Provided lots of fun and interest. The squashes were huge, weighing at least 20 lbs each with each vine producing about 2 squashes. In my opinion, these are some of the best squashes to use for pies, puddings, savory squash soup, etc. It took a large knife and a hammer to crack the shells, cutting them open. Then I cleaned out the pieces and baked them. (Reserve seeds for growing next year or fry/bake them for eating). If you mash butter, brown sugar, a tiny drop of vanilla and a dusting of cinnamon into the cooked pulp, you'll think you are in Heaven.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Brea 20 Feb 2014

19 out of 19 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Todd
Location:
Concord, MA
Date:
July 18, 2013
          4.0
 
I hate squash bugs
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? beautiful plant

What are the cons? squash bugs

Review:

Plant marigolds around the hubbards to deter squash bugs. Plant the hubbards in containers too. I planted blue hubbards in both raised beds and 5 gallon containers that were filled with compost. The blue hubbards in the raised beds got killed by squash bugs living in the stems. The blue hubbards in the containers were untouched by bugs for some reason, so I will continue to plant them in containers. The containers require more water and fertilizer. A friend planted blue hubbards I gave him with marigolds in his raised beds and they have no squash bugs ... yet. Very impressive plant, but the flowers have to be pollinated by hand due to lack of bees. Males flowers have slim stems and female flowers have small fruit behind them. Dip the q-tip in the male flower to gather pollen and rub the pollen against the female flower while playing romantic music in the background :) .

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Todd 18 Jul 2013

16 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
San Diego Gardener
Location:
San Diego, CA
Date:
July 5, 2013
          5.0
 
Beautiful Great Tasting Squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Takes care of itself

What are the cons? None

Review:

This squash has become a staple in my summer garden. It will produce large, excellent-flavored, long-storing squash under less than ideal circumstances, which is generally all I can give it. My plants still manage to give me at least one good sized squash per vine that will feed me and my husband for a week. For those of you struggling with the skin, here's a tip from my grandmother. Keep a squash hatched and hammer in your kitchen. Hatchets are cheap, I bought one that I use only for food prep (if you eat a lot of large hard squash, this is a good investment). Don't whack the squash with the hatchet. Instead, position the blade where you want to cut and tap the wide back of the hatched head with the hammer to drive the blade into the squash. This is WAY safer than trying to hack away at a large squash with a knife. The hatchet may crack the squash so your pieces aren't symmetrical but who cares. Once the squash is split apart your knife becomes much more effective.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By San Diego Gardener 5 Jul 2013

8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Keenan
Date:
July 18, 2012
          5.0
 
excellent variety
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

I planted 12 of these and they all have bunches of squash on them like most of the seeds from Bakers they are excellent.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Keenan 18 Jul 2012

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