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Pumpkin ‘Golden Hubbard’

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Botanical Name: Cucurbita maxima

Lifecycle: Annual

Heritage: USA, 1898

Heirloom Seed Variety  Trailing Plant

‘Golden Hubbard’ produces orange knobbly or rough-skinned round pumpkins with tapering ends.

It has bright orange flesh that is mildly sweet with a hint of nuttiness and is excellent when roasted.

This uncommon variety is over 100 years old and an old favourite. Also known as Genesee Red Hubbard, or Golden Hubbard Squash.

It does best in a sunny spot with fertile and well-drained soil, producing several fruit that typically grow to weigh between 2-5kg each. Mature pumpkins should keep well for a few months if hardened off and stored well.


Best Time To Sow Seeds Sowing Method: Transplant

Spring - Early Summer


Pumpkins are best sown spring through early summer. Sow seeds in trays of seed raising mix and germinate at temperatures of approx. 20°c – 30°c.

Soil Temperature To Germinate Seeds Time To Germinate Seeds

20°c - 30°c

7 - 14 days

Transplant with care once seedlings have several true leaves to a sunny and well-drained position approx. 1.5m – 2.0m apart, allowing for good airflow to try help prevent mildew.

Space Between Seedlings Approx Time Until Harvest Hardiness To Frosts

1.5m - 2.0m

100 - 120 days



Plants will produce best results with regular watering. Try to avoid splashing water on the leaves to prevent garden fungal diseases. Mulching well will help your garden to conserve water and encourage it to crop heavily.

It is most productive in warm and dry conditions, but can tolerate most frost-free climates. Please note that it is tender to frosts.

To harvest cut the stems close to the vine to leave a good stem on the fruit, then cure exposed to daylight for approx. 10 days to harden the skin before storing in a cool, dark and dry place with good ventilation.


HOME GARDEN ($3.50) 12 seeds

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Botanical Name:

This is the formal scientific name for each plant, firstly identifying the genus and then the species to which it belongs.

The purpose of these Latin names is to have a single name that is accepted and used worldwide for a particular plant or plant group, and to help distinguish each plant uniquely from other plants.


This refers to the typical lifecycle of each plant.

Annual: Plants that complete their life cycle within 1 year (from germination to growing and producing seeds, then dying).

Biennial: Plants that complete their life cycle in 2 years (germinates and grows in the first year, then produces seeds and dies in the second year).

Perennial: Plants that have a life cycle of more than 2 years.

It is wise to consider the lifecycle of each plant before choosing its final growing position. For example, you may prefer to plant perennials away from annuals, so your perennials are not disturbed when your annuals are harvested at the end of their relatively short lifecycle.


This refers to the geographic region and approximate date of origin, as it is best known for each variety.

Please note that varieties listed as “pre 1900’s” are very old varieties that have often been grown for hundreds of years, and as such their specific dates of origin are hard to list accurately.

Best Sown:

This refers to when it is suggested the seeds are best sown, to encourage strong and vigorous growth in their ideal seasonal conditions.

Please note that while some varieties may be able to be sown outside the range suggested, they will generally perform best when sown in the approximate seasonal ranges provided.

Sowing Method:

This refers to the suggested method for sowing each variety. Using the appropriate sowing method will help to ensure you achieve best results.

Direct Sow: These are seeds that perform well when sown directly into your garden. These seeds normally produce fast growing and strong seedlings. Please note that young seedlings may still need some protection from harsh weather and pests.

Transplant: These are seeds that perform well when started in trays or containers and then transplanted to their final position once they’re a bit stronger. These seeds often produce slower growing and weaker seedlings that need some care and protection from weather and pests. Seedlings can typically be transplanted to their final position once they are large enough to handle (for example 5+cm tall with several true leaves).

Please note that for varieties where we list both methods you have the choice.

Soil Temp To Germinate:

This refers to the approximate soil temperature range for optimum germination of the seeds.

Please note that while some germination may occur outside these ranges, the seeds will typically germinate strongest when sown in the optimum soil temperature range provided.

Approx. Time To Germinate:

This refers to the approximate amount of time it takes for the seeds to germinate.

Please note that while some variation may occur, with ideal conditions this represents an average amount of time before germination. This relies in part on the seeds being sown in soil at an ideal temperature for germination, per the heading above.

Spacing For Seedlings:

This is the recommended spacing between plants in their final growing position.

Please note that spacing plants closer together than suggested will likely result in underperforming plants, due to crowding and over-competition for root space and available nutrients.

Approx. Time To Harvest:

This is the number of days until the plant typically reaches the purpose for which it is normally grown. For example, this is the time it takes for the plant to fruit or flower, or until the leaves are ready to be picked, etc.

Please note that while this refers to the beginning of harvesting time, the plants could keep growing for an extended period yet, particularly if kept well looked after.

Hardiness To Frosts:

This refers to how tolerant the plant is of frost and cold weather.

Tender: Plants that will be injured or killed by frost and cold weather. These plants will probably not survive winter.

Half-Hardy: Plants that will not tolerate severe frosts, but should otherwise survive winter.

Hardy: Plants that have the ability to survive frost and cold weather. These plants should survive winter. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
jennifer martin
Pumpkin ‘Golden Hubbard

I got the seeds. I will not plant until spring so I dont know yet.

Anita McGregor
Very Happy

I recieved my order faster than i expected which was nice. I get so impatient. I put them on to germinate and they were nice and vigorous and popped up, again, before i expected. So I'm very happy. At the moment i have the nasturtions xinias and alyssum on the go. Can't wait to try out this new pumpkin variety, I'm so sick of the supermarket ones. It's called pumpkin golden hubbard.

Golden Hubbard Squash

Require a nice full sun position , lots of space and plenty of organic and liquid animal manure as they do take longer than most pumpkin varieties to mature . First came across GHS about 30 years ago when living in the outskirts of Invercargill and only recently have found GHS seed again and they grow really well in fertile Taieri soil.
One of the sweetest driest pumpkins excellent for roasting in winter

Chris Day
A nice and not to moist

Very easy to grow, very happy with the value

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