A large winter squash, Hubbard Squash can be found in a variety of colors ranging from dark green to bright orange. Unlike summer squash (which are picked when immature and skins are tender), Hubbard Squash have hard, thick skins and only the flesh is eaten.
How to Select
Choose squash that have a hard, deep-colored rind and is free of blemishes or moldy spots. Tender skin indicates immaturity or poor quality.
How to Store
Store Hubbard Squash in a cool, preferably dark, well-ventilated area for up to two months. Wrap cut pieces in plastic and refrigerate up to five days.
How to Prepare
Hubbard Squash may be cooked whole or split lengthwise (removing seeds). Pierce whole squash in several places, and bake halved squash hollow side up.