by | Nov 7, 2022 | General | 0 comments

Even though hubbard squash is not the prettiest of vegetables, it sure packs a lot of nutritional value that contributes to a balanced healthy diet. Hubbard squash is said to be an excellent source of vitamin A, in the form of beta-carotene (like most yellow and orange vegetables) as well as a great source of potassium. 

Growing hubbard squash is not always as easy as it looks and getting to the correct balance between vegetative and reproductive growth is a big part of the challenge. You want the canopy to be healthy and big enough to support the growing fruits and protect it from our harsh sunlight. However, focussing too much on the foliar growth and neglecting the reproductive phase as well as the need for pollination in that phase, will lead to very poor set and a low yield.

On these photos Kobus van der Walt can be seen in one of his Barnacle Bill fields. Kobus has mastered the balance between growing an exceptional canopy, yet still supplying the plant with what it needs to reach its full potential with regards to yield.

Well done on growing such a beautiful crop Kobus! Sakata is proud to be associated with growers like you.

Read more about F1 Hybrid Hubbard Squash Barnacle Bill and its qualities on this page: