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Heirloom Golden Hubbard Winter Squash 25 Seeds 9-12 Lb Squash Genesee Red

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HEIRLOOM GOLDEN HUBBARD SQUASH -- 25 Seeds Cucurbita maxima. Winter Squash Other name: Genesee Red Hubbard 100 days. The University of Illinois calls Hubbard squash one of the most popular kinds of winter squash to grow. 'Golden Hubbard', a popular subvariety of 'Hubbard' is an heirloom variety squash, introduced in 1898. Vines produce ripe fruits in 100 days, which measure 15 by 10 inches, and weighes 9 to 12 pounds. The skin is rough and warty, and orange-red with some pale stripes in the ribs and a dark green patch on the blossom end. The flesh is light yellow in color, sweet and well-suited for cooking. Very good keeper. PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS ARE INCLUDED. The winter squash group includes pumpkin, acorn, butternut, and spaghetti squash. Winter squash, like other richly colored vegetables, provide an excellent source of carotenes. Generally, the richer the color, the richer the concentration. They also offer a very good source of vitamins B1 and C, folic acid, pantothenic acid, fiber, and potassium. Winter squash are also a good source of vitamin B6 and niacin. Studies have shown that, due to their carotene properties, winter squash exert a protective effect against many cancers, particularly lung cancer. Diets that are rich in carotenes (especially pumpkins) offer protection against cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. Studies have also shown that pumpkin seeds are helpful in reducing symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).