SQUASH Golden Hubbard


Cucurbita pepo

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Characteristics: Annual vine

Seed per packet: 6

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Heirloom variety introduced in 1898. Very large with a hard thick orange skin and very sweet orange flesh. An uncut one can be stored in a cool, dry place for months without losing flavour or sweetness. An especially nutritious variety, Hubbard squash has a high vitamin content and beta-carotene.

Tropical: All Year Round
Spring to Summer
Temperate: Spring to Summer.
Cool climate: Mid-Spring to Mid-Summer.

Sow: 2cm deep
Best sown direct in a sunny well drained position 3 seeds in a mound 70cm apart. Thin to the stongest two plants in each mound.
Plant space: 70cm
Row space: 70cm
Germination: 7-10 days
Maturity: 6-7 weeks

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