Saving Hubbard Squash Seed

tom8olvr(Z5 MA)November 20, 2007

Here at the hospital I work at, I purchased a 40 lb hubbard from the rehab department. I plan on (attempting to open it before Thanks Giving). I'd like to save some seed from this big beauty. Is there anything special I need to do in order to save seed? I'm only familiar with saving seed from seeds in liquid/gels - not dry like this. Please help.

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remy_gw

Hi tom8olvr,
It is very easy to do. Just take all the plump seeds and rinse them off the best you can. Then let them dry on a paper plate or paper towels.
Chances are it was grown in a big field of Hubbard Squash and will come true. I've grown out squash from the local squash farmer and had them come true. But there is always a chance it crossed with another type of squash.
In case you or anyone reading doesn't know, squash need insect pollination to make fruit unlike say tomatoes that pollinate themselves. So if a plant is grown in close proximity to anther variety, there is the possibility of cross pollination.
Remy

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