CHICAGO WARTED HUBBARD SQUASH

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • GOOD YIELDING POTENTIAL
  • GOOD SHELF LIFE AND INTERIOR QUALITY
  • MEDIUM MATURING

Chicago Warted Hubbard is a medium maturing Hubbard squash. Plants are vigorous with indeterminate vines. The yield potential is good. The fruit averages between 6 and 7 kg in weight and has the typical Hubbard shape. The rind is dark green-grey in colour and densely covered by warts. Chicago Warted Hubbard flesh is dark yellow in colour, dry and thick. Taste is very sweet and nutty. Holding ability and shelf life is good.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

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CHARACTERISTIC*: CHICAGO WARTED
KIND: Squash (Cucurbita maxima Duchesne)
TYPE: Hubbard squash
MATURITY: Medium (90 – 110 days after sowing)
SEASON: Widely adapted for production after danger of frost has passed
PLANT TYPE: Vine
FRUIT SHAP: Medium, fat, bulky Hubbard-shape
FRUIT SIZE: Large to very large: 6 – 7 kg
FRUIT SURFACE: Densely warted
FRUIT FLESH: Thick and firm
INTERNAL FRUIT COLOUR: Deep yellow
EXTERNAL FRUIT COLOUR: Dark grey-green
SEED CAVITY: Large
STORAGE: Good
UNIFORMITYAverage
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): 
PLANT SPACING GUIDE: 2 m between rows x 1 m in the row
POPULATION GUIDE:
Dry land: 3 500 final stand per ha
Under irrigation: 5 000 – 6 000 final stand per ha
AVERAGE SEED COUNT: 3 100 – 4 300 seeds per kg
SEED REQUIREMENT: 2 – 3 kg per ha
MARKETS / END USE: Fresh market and home garden
SPECIAL FEATURES: Ideal for home gardens