Chicago Hubbard Squash is a medium maturing Hubbard squash. Plants are vigorous with indeterminate vines. The yield potential is good. The fruit averages between 6 and 7 kg in weight and has the typical Hubbard shape. The rind is dark green-grey in color and densely covered by warts. The flesh is dark yellow in color, dry and thick. Taste is very sweet and nutty. Holding ability and shelf life is good.
Growing Chicago Hubbard Squash
- Squash cultivation begins with a hill. Draw your garden soil into a hill about 18 inches high. This allows the soil to heat around the seeds and roots.
- Your soil should be well amended and well fertilized since butternut squash plants are heavy feeders.
- Plant five or six Squash Seeds per hill about 4 inches apart and 1 inch deep.
- Keep the soil moist, but not soggy.
- In about 10 days, the seeds will sprout.
- When they’re about 6 inches high, thin out the weakest leaving three plants per hill.
- The squash growing season is about 110-120 days for fruit maturation
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