My Blue Hubbard - I ate it, was it too soon?
I know nothing about squash, and this is my first time growing them. So I've got this Blue Hubbard that wilts every morning, and I thought a vine borer, but it has to be the hot morning sun because it perks up in the afternoon. Plus I could never find the worm.
So it had one pretty fruit and I plucked it and baked it. It was smooth skin (light blue), unlike the bumpy skins I see in pictures online. It had whitish meat inside, unlike the bright orange I see in the pictures. And a recipe I found said half it, then bake at 350 for one hour and I did that, and it wasn't fully cooked.
My fruit was about six inches long, tip to tip.
Now my friend says Blue Hubbard are supposed to be huge and not picked til fall, so maybe mine wasn't ready to eat.
Could this be true? I'm awaiting a second fruit, but the vines seem to be only putting out male flowers.