Hubbard squash

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A large football-shaped winter squash with a warty grey-green rind; any of several winter squash plants producing large greyish-green football-shaped fruit with a rough warty rind

Hubbard squash
Hubbard squash

Interesting facts on Hubbard Squash

  • Are you aware that hubbard squash comes in several varieties? (Green, Golden, Blue and Baby Blue are the various colors of its shell.)
  • Are you aware that hubbard squash ranges in size from 5 to 50 pounds?
  • Are you aware that hubbard squash have a hard, thick, bumpy shell?
  • Are you aware that the flesh of the hubbard squash, or inside part that is eaten, is orange?
  • Are you aware that the flesh of hubbard squash is sweet when cooked?
  • Are you aware that hubbard squash are a winter squash? (Winter squash is harvested at a mature age which makes its skin hard and not edible. Winter squash is always served cooked.)
  • Are you aware that hubbard squash has a tear-drop shape?
  • Are you aware that hubbard squash is not very pretty?
Golden hubbard squash
Golden hubbard squash
  • Are you aware that hubbard squash is an excellent source of vitamin A? (A ½ cup contains over 100% of the recommended daily value. Vitamin A is important for cell growth and development, for fighting off diseases and for good vision.)
  • Are you aware that uncut hubbard squash can be stored up to 3 months or longer in a cool, dry place?
Gourds at sale
Gourds at sale

* Are you aware that uncut hubbard squash should not be refrigerated?

  • Are you aware that hubbard squash is very difficult to cut? (The problem is the shell is hard, and it is difficult to keep the squash from rolling. Some people use a kitchen saw to cut it.)
  • Are you aware that hubbard squash is often used as a replacement in recipes that call for pumpkin?
  • Are you aware that hubbard squash can be baked, mashed, added to soups or mixed with other vegetables in a casserole?
  • Are you aware that hubbard squash makes a great pie? (It tastes similar to pumpkin pie, but it’s sweeter and requires less sugar.)

Nutritional information on Hubbard squash

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