Green Hubbard Squash seeds
Green Hubbard Pumpkin seeds
The common names are Pumpkin Hubbard, Pum kin Genesse or green Hubbard. It is a green variety from Cucurbitaceae family, Cucurbita genus and species Maxima. The subspecies are C. maxima subsp. Andreana and C. maxima subsp. Maxima. The synonyms are Cucumis rapallito carrere, Cucumis zapallito Carriere, Cucurbita farina Mozz. Ex Naudin, Cucurbita maxima var. trioba Millan,
It originated from South America and was cultivated for food by the native people. The plant is grown directly into the soil at a depth of 3cm during spring or after frost. It takes 105 days to mature. The fruit is harvested when it has hardened. It requires well-drained moist soils in a place where there is full sun. It is best when it is sown directly into the soil. The plant can be grown in the temperate zones and tropics where there is a warm growing season because the plant does not tolerate frost. It grows well in places with temperatures of between 21 to 35 degrees Celsius. Grows well where there are well-drained nutrient-rich soils in warm temperatures.
The plant grows up to a height of 24 inches. The plant produces vines and leaves. The colour of the fruit skin is dark green. It has a shape like a teardrop. The flesh is golden yellow in colour, is tender and has a rich flavour. The fruits measure about 30cm long by 20cm wide. It is an annual plant. Bear yellow flowers from June to July. It bears fruits that measure 10 to 15pounds in weight. The fruits are orange-red and have a warty surface texture. Have a balanced sweet taste. It can be stored for a long time because of its hardcover.
It is food with low-calorie levels. It has both nutritional and medicinal values in human health. It is usually cooked as a vegetable and provides dietary fibre. It a good source of Vitamin A and C. it also contains Vitamin B1, Omega -3 fatty acids, vitamin B6 and Vitamin B3. It is not eaten when raw it has to be cooked. Just like other winter squash, it helps in lowering cancer risks. Have other uses such as improving vision, strengthening the immune system and helping in skin care. The seeds contain oils that can be extracted to produce vegetable oil. Together with other cereals, it can be used to bake bread or cakes by drying and grinding the flesh.