Winter Squash: Hubbard Types

While all that I have included here are not hubbards they are all large, blocky shaped  squash. Usually as a group they have large and rampant vines and do better than most other squash in cooler mountain climates. These were tops where I lived in the mountains of Idaho for yield and flavor. Here in the Midwest they grow well but frequently succumb to vine borers and here the flavor isn’t quite the same.  All are C. maxima


Argentine- 100 days-  Gray-green, ribbed fruits.  Flesh is dark orange (almost brown) , dry and very sweet.   This one handles the insects much better than others. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed


Arikara- 70 days-    While not resistant to vine borers, it shows huge tolerances plus it can be planted so late and still make a crop.  Flesh is sweet, soft (but stringy) and very moist, similar to a Hubbard.  When blended in a blender it becomes extremely smooth (excellent for baby food and soup).  Skin is pink and hard shelled.  Some soils cause a slight bluish tint to the fruit skin.  (An old Oscar Will variety) UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020

Boston Marrow

Boston Marrow- 95 days-  A very historical type (dating to 1831).  Deep red orange skin, very moist, yellow orange flesh. Fruits can get quite large 30 pound is possible. Pkt. $3.00    Certified Organic Seed


German- 87 days-   Block shaped, pink skin with slight ribs, very productive plants.  Fruit weighs 10 to 15 pounds.  Flesh is 1.5” thick.  Pkt. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Gill’s Sugar Hubbard

Gill’s Sugar Hubbard- 95 days-     A cross the Gill Bros. Seed Co. made many years ago between Sweetmeat and True Hubbard.  Flesh is golden and moist.  Skin is a slate grey in color.  Fruits may get up to 40 pounds.  Pkt $2.50

Golden Hubbard

Golden Hubbard- 90 days-  A nice, early, red orange hubbard.  Usually stays in the 8 to 15 pound range.  Once very common, but now is rare.  Does exceptionally well in the West.  Pkt. $2.00

Hopi Pale Grey

Hopi Pale Grey-  95 days  Blocky pale grey skin with slight ribbing, orange yellow flesh.  Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seeds


Mountaineer- 70 days- another of  Ken Fisher of Montana's introductions.  A golden red hubbard that grows super fast and produces lots of 8-12 pound fruit. We planted these in isolation at a friends around mid June and they were mature in mid August. I realize in native Montana they would take longer but here they grew super fast  out growing all bugs and disease. We got a mountain of seed. Pkt. $1.50 Certified Organic Seed

Potimarron a Gros Fruit

Potimarron a Gros Fruit -  A wonderful Red Kuri type though slightly larger.  Very productive and beautiful orange red.   Pkt. $3.00

Red Kuri

Red Kuri - 95 days - Nice, bright orange red skin, orange flesh. Fruit are 3 to 5 pounds and a tear drop mini hubbard shape.  Pkt. $2.50


Sibley- 110 days-  (aka Pikes Peak)  Elongated tear drop shaped grey green hubbard type.  Introduced in 1898.  Pkt. $2.00

Warted Green Hubbard

Warted Green Hubbard-    A wonderful old, very tasty heirloom that yields well, better in the Northwest and mountain regions than here, but you can still expect nice, 30 pound squash.  Thick, sweet flesh.  Pkt.  $1.75

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