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PlantFiles: Hubbard Squash, Winter Squash
Cucurbita maxima 'True Green Improved Hubbard'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: maxima (MAKS-ih-muh) (Info)
Cultivar: True Green Improved Hubbard

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Days to Maturity:
101 to 110 days

Mature Skin Color:
Medium Green

12 to 20 pounds (5 to 9 kg)


Disease Resistance:
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Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds


1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Farmerdill On Jan 25, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

The original Green Hubbard was introduced around the 1790ís, and it has dark bronze-green skin and delicious golden flesh. The fruit are 10-15 lbs. each, and are excellent keepers, J.H. Gregoryís Company made this squash famous back in the 1840ís." The Green Hubbard has been one of my favorites when I lived in a cooler climate. It is susceptible to squash vine borers, but if the whole bed has rich soil, it will put down a root at each leaf node and keep on trucking. I have gotten nice squash from vines that were no longer attached to the original stem. Very hard shell, I used a machete and hammer to open them, but they will keep for a long time.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Saint Louis, Missouri
Radford, Virginia

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