Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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True Green Improved Hubbard Squash Seed
True Green Improved Hubbard Squash Seed (~103 days)
This squash was said to have been introduced in 1798. It traveled from the West Indies or South America (no one is absolutely sure) and landed in Marblehead Massachusetts. The seedsman, J.H. Gregory of Marblehead Massachusetts is said to have introduced this squash around the 1840s. Fruits grow large, up to 15lbs, are of bronze-green color, flesh is golden yellow. This vining squash has such a flavor that after over 150 years it is still around!
Burpee's 1932 Seed Catalogs says...
"The large, olive-shaped fruits have a dark bronze-green skin. The thick flesh is orange-yellow, fine grained, dry and sweet."
This is an excellent keeper. Some have said they have stored this squash for over 6 months!
Winter Squash refers to those in the genus maxima including: acorn squash, banana squash, buttercup, hubbard squash and turban squash.
Heirloom winter squash comes in shapes round and elongated, scalloped and pear-shaped with flesh that ranges from golden-yellow to brilliant orange. Most winter heirloom squashes are vine-type plants whose fruits are harvested when fully mature. They take longer to mature than summer squash (3 months or more) and are best harvested once the cool weather of fall sets in. Winter Squash can be stored for months in a cool basement-hence the name "winter" squash.