Chicago Warted Hubbard Squash are round, with rough, warty, very hard rind. The rind is a dark olive-green colour, with some greyish-green stripes frequently appearing at the blossom end where there’s a bit of a point, ripening to a brown coloured rind.
Inside, they have finely-textured orange flesh with a very sweet taste.
They weigh 10 to 16 pounds (4 1/2 to 7 1/4 kg.)
100 to 115 days from seed.
Good for baking or pies.
Stores very well; in a cool place, it will store easily to the spring.
Developed by Budlong Gardens in Chicago; introduced 1894 by Vaughan’s Vegetable Seed Store in Chicago.