Blue Hubbard Squash

Blue Hubbard Squash:

This Plant is an annual with huge fruit. I have personally seen fruit from this plant so big it had to be split with an axe like firewood. Each piece was large enough to act as a dinner plate for all in attendance. There were ten of us. Aside from that cool fact the squash produced is amazing with some butter and maple syrup.

To Plant:

Start them early in order to get the biggest fruit you can. To transplant simply carefully scoop out the young plant and place it in a larger pot with more high quality soil. I wouldn’t recommend direct seeding, unless your season is really long.

Harvesting:

These should be harvested as late as possible in order to grow as much as they can, by the time of harvest vine damage should be less of a concern. Snip or twist the squash from the vine and enjoy.

Notes:

All of the planting literature states that these need an egregious amount of space to grow, almost two feet between plants. I don’t have that so I have opted to plant them close and push the nutrients right to them.