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Golden Hubbard Squash

Cucurbita maxima 'Golden Hubbard'

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Golden Hubbard Squash (Cucurbita maxima 'Golden Hubbard') at Roger's Gardens

Golden Hubbard Squash fruit

Golden Hubbard Squash fruit

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Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Winter Squash


An eye catching and unique heirloom variety that is easy to grow and easy to harvest; produce large tear drop shaped squash; heavily warted, glossy red-orange skin leads to golden yellow flesh; nutty and sweet, perfect for baking, mashing and steaming

Edible Qualities

Golden Hubbard Squash is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces scarlet oblong fruit with gold flesh which are typically harvested when mature. The fruits have a sweet taste.

The fruit are most often used in the following ways:

  • Cooking
  • Baking

Planting & Growing

Golden Hubbard Squash will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 9 feet. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, and it is considered by many to be an heirloom variety.; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

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